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"THE MAN WHO SHOOTS FOR PICTURES."

He baa been burned, stoned, arrested, planned, and " sacked," and all in tbe execution of his duty. That is a summary of the day's work of "Jack"' Turner, the Australian Press Photographer, described in the November issue of " Life " just to hand. It ia a wonderfully interesting article, written by i newspaper editor, and brimming over with stories of adventure on sea and land. It makes even more ieal the great story by Jack London, called " The Valley of the Moon," which is printed beside it.

" Life " has secured in this story Jack London's best to date; and it may be doubted if be will ever do anything to beat it. This tale is one of very great; interest to Australian read era, as it deals with phases of life and labour that are common to both this country "and to America. Jack London's career has been one of extraordinary intensity. He has packed an enormous omoufc of experience into it, and in this serial be gives a story that bears the stamp, not only of truth and eiocority, but of mature judgment

Beside this tale of modern industrial life stands the romantic story of Captains Scott's journey to the South Pole. This is the third section of the diary of Captain Scott, and it deals with the long, stern journey over snow and ice to the spot where the outward bound party of five parted from their comrades, and sot out on the voyage which for three of them, at least, ended in the "tent of death."

In this iasue of " Life" is also described'the perilous return of Lieutenant Evana and bis two companions to the base—a thrilling episode in which the life of Lieutenant Evans Was saved by the bravery and fortitude of hh two companions; for be was Ekioken down witb eourvv and lay at the point of death. Tbia chapter likewise gives a foretaste of the perils and difficulties which met the South Pole party at every turn, and which Iα (he end culminated in disaster, The usual batch of fine Polar pictures accompanies this section. It is impossible to do more than mention other excellent contributions to this Nov. issue of" Life." There i«, for example, a characterise out line of what Australia bei to offer the

iirim'goints, hy T. X bow ; a ti>s olu-s p'rry IV Ward Muir ; a 1h&----cioaiiiig .-i.'uiii.ury of tbo literature nl he NacMjf.iijic War, by Dr. W. t.i. Fitob ; ', uid ft pbrewii estimate froib his pen of the petition of the Higber Critics "f to day. Another noteworthy feature begins in this number, namely, the first nf a series of fine storiea b> Rex Bench,"the famous novelist, the exclusive Auatralian rights of which " Life " baa bought, The customary

departments are, as usual, replete with good things. " Life " certainly maintains its claim to be one of the best sixponny magazines published.

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"THE MAN WHO SHOOTS FOR PICTURES.", Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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"THE MAN WHO SHOOTS FOR PICTURES." Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4349, 14 November 1913

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