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Plain Tales of the North

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  • Plain Tales of the North
Gyan Books
$4.95
SKU:
GB003
Weight:
0.30 KGS

 Product Description

Gyan Books in India reproduce many books now out of print with an expired copyright. This saves the trouble of looking for a used copy sometimes at a high price.

Printed 1925

Amazing Barren Land Stories

A grave in Saskatchewan -- Traveling by canoe -- "Spot" -- In civilization -- A pilot -- Native mechanics -- War news in husky land -- A birch bark canoe -- A silver fox and a scarf -- Dead in the storm -- A strange team -- A moose story -- The little blue lake -- Forest fires -- An Indian wake -- A walrus story -- Mohican ... the wolf -- Fighting against starvation -- Wild animals in the water -- "Sunday" -- Filming a white bear on land -- Vermin and ants -- A greenhorn in a rapid -- Large fish -- A little Indian girl -- Outlawed in the barren lands -- One thousand years -- A practical joke -- Eskimo arithmetic -- "Caribou" -- In Siberia -- In the Hudson Straits -- Whiskey Jack -- Makejo -- Two little Eskimo boys -- An Indian warrior -- Burro -- Travelling in North Alberta -- Mother and cubs -- An old trader -- Wolverine -- "Spot" ... again -- Homesick -- Gotehe -- Pets in the wilderness -- An Eskimo guide in the barren lands -- Man and wife -- "Forty years ago" -- Fisher and porcupine -- The call of the wild north of fifty-three.

This is a collection of very short stories about the Far North. Fur-trappers, Indians, sled-dogs and wild animals all play a role here, and they are all equally entertaining, sometimes dramatic, many times quite moving.

This is the introduction:
"The true romance of the far North has been captured in these short stories gathered and written by Captain Thierry Mallet, President of Revillon Frères, New York. For the past twenty years he has spent part of each year inspecting our trading-posts on the outskirts of civilization.

Through his long arduous journeys over the swift waters, as well as the vast areas of ice-clad country in the North, and through his constant companionship with the fearless men of these barren lands, Captain Mallet is particularly fitted to give us these unusual and striking tales."
Victor Revillon,
Jean M. Revillon.

 

 

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