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Adventurers of the far North

Stephen Leacock

Adventurers of the far North

a chronicle of the Arctic seas

by Stephen Leacock

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Published by Glasgow, Brook & Co. in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arctic regions.,
  • Northwest, Canadian -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stephen Leacock.
    SeriesChronicles of Canada ; v. 20, Chronicles of Canada ; v. 20
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG620
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 152 p., [6] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17759776M

    Scribner, From his first journey into the wilderness until his final return, there had elapsed two years, seven months, and twenty-four days. The book concludes with a two page history of the wolf. The party was miserably equipped.

    Hearne had revealed the existence of the Great Slave Lake, and the advance of daring fur-traders into the north had brought some knowledge of the great stream called the Peace, which rises far in the mountains of the west, and joins its waters to Lake Athabaska. The seas of the frozen ocean still afford a sustenance. In spite of this failure, neither Governor Norton nor Hearne himself was discouraged. Laura and Howie decide to disappear both for revenge and because they don't want to return to the cruelty of the kids at the camp.

    After the massacre followed plunder. Here Frobisher and his men spent the summer. Davis found among them copper ore and black and red copper. The prospect was strange.


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The party was miserably equipped. For the sake of form, as he said, he 63 erected a pile of stones and took possession Adventurers of the far North book the coast in the name of the Hudson's Adventurers of the far North book Company. From the central isthmus Balboa had first seen the broad expanse of the Pacific.

Undoubtedly Gilbert's way of thinking was also that of many of the great statesmen and sailors of his day. Hearne viewed this scene in the bright sunlight of the northern day: but while he still lingered, thick fog and drizzling rain rolled in from the sea and shut out the view.

Hearne, a youth of twenty-four years, had been trained in a rugged school. They embarked in two small barques, the Gabriel and the Michael, neither of them of more than twenty-five tons, and a pinnace of ten tons. By that time the Pacific coast of America and the coast of Siberia over against it had already been explored.

The expectations of a speedy return to Meta Incognita were doomed to disappointment. A large headland to the south was named Cape Walsingham in honour of the queen's secretary. It was with the ardour of treasure-seekers that they fell to their task, forgetting in the lust for gold the chill horror of their surroundings; and, when the Arctic sunlight glittered on the splintered edges of the rocks, the crevices of the barren stone seemed to the excited minds of the explorers to be filled with virgin gold, carried by subterranean 18 streams.

No further exploration was made, indeed, for three-quarters of a century after the Cabots, but from this time on the idea of a North-West Passage and the possibility of a great achievement in this direction remained as a tradition with English seamen.

The open water into which they had sailed was soon 19 filled with great masses of ice which the tempest cast furiously against the ships. A North-West Passage must therefore exist.

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The two competing nations both found their way to the great bay, the English by sea through Hudson Strait, the French overland by the portage way from the upper valley of the Ottawa. The weather was moderate. Many small Adventurers of the far North book and rivers, now fast frozen, were traversed, but the whole country is still so little known that Hearne's path can hardly be traced with certainty.

On Christmas Eve Hearne found himself on the shores of a great frozen lake, so vast that, as the Indians rightly informed him, it reached three hundred miles east and west.

Murie often quotes from her extensive journal as she relates the events as she sees them and feels them. For many days heavy weather and fog and the danger of the drifting ice prevented a landing. But on its northern side Canada is set fast against the frozen seas of the Pole and the desolate region of barren rock and ice-bound island that is joined to the polar ocean by a common mantle of snow.

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Young uses panels which echo Chinese decorative screens as well as full page spreads on which the image of the wolf is Adventurers of the far North book subtle but ubiquitous.

Hearne returned to England inand was chiefly busied with revising and preparing his journal until his death in No passage was possible. During that time, Slake learns how to survive and even thrive, reaching out to some people and receiving unexpected kindnesses.

Hearne was not left without honour. Notify Me By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks. It was an epoch of wonderful national activity and Adventurers of the far North book the spirit of the nation was being formed anew in the Protestant Reformation and in the rising conflict with Spain.

Since Franklin's time the region has been crossed only two or three times by explorers. Here and there bands of roving Indians were seen, as also were encampments of hunters engaged in snaring deer in the forest.

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