Left on the Labrador: A Tale of Adventure Down North

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The LABRADOR TALES
of
  DILLON WALLACE


Left on the Labrador
A Tale of Adventures Down North. Illustrated
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A Tale of the Wilds of Labrador. Illustrated
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A Story of Adventure in Labrador. Illustrated
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The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador
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Left on the Labrador

A Tale of Adventure Down North

By

DILLON WALLACE

Author of “Troop One of the Labrador,” “The

Testing of Jim MacLean,” “The Lure of

the Labrador Wild,” etc., etc.

ILLUSTRATED

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New York      Chicago

Fleming H. Revell Company

London   and   Edinburgh


Copyright, MCMXXVII, by
FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY


To Her
Whose Never Failing
Loyalty and Devotion
is My Fount of Inspiration
My Wife


This life is not all sunshine,
    Nor is it yet all showers;
But storms and calms alternate,
    As thorns among the flowers,
And while we seek the roses,
    The thorns full oft we scan,
Still let us, though they wound us,
    Be happy as we can.

This life has heavy crosses,
    As well as joys to share,
And griefs and disappointments,
    Which you and I must bear.
And if we may not follow
    The path our hearts would plan,
Let us make all around us
    As happy as we can.


Contents

ITHE LOST PASSENGER9
IITHE TWIGS OF PINCH-IN TICKLE19
IIISKIPPER ZEB FIXES MATTERS25
IVMISSING34
VWRECKED43
VITHE CAMP AT THE DUCK’S HEAD53
VIIA SNUG BERTH64
VIIITHE TRAIL OF A LYNX77
IXTHE FAR WILDERNESS86
XSKIPPER ZEB’S TRAPPING PATH99
XITHE WORST FIX OF ALL112
XIITHE PANGS OF STARVATION126
XIIITHE GREAT SNOWY OWL141
XIVTHE BAY FASTENS146
XVLOST IN THE BARRENS156
XVIA WALL OF SNOW171
XVIISKIPPER ZEB’S DOGS176
XVIIITHE FIGHT WITH THE WOLVES188
XIXCHARLEY’S NEW RIFLE198
XXTHE REBELLION OF THE DOGS213
XXITHE CARIBOU HUNT223
XXIITHE STRANGER240
XXIIITHE LOST FUR255
XXIVTHE VENGEANCE OF THE PACK266
XXVAMISHKU AND MAIGEN, THE INDIANS273
XXVITHE END OF THE FIX281

Illustrations

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HE HELD THE AX READY TO STRIKE THE FIRST ATTACKING ANIMAL.title
“SHE’S GONE! THE SHIP HAS GONE!” CRIED CHARLEY IN SUDDEN FRIGHT.18
SKIPPER ZEB’S OAR BROKE, AND THE BOAT WAS DRIVEN UPON A ROCK.154
THE GREAT PAW SENT TOBY SPRAWLING.214

I

THE LOST PASSENGER

Charley Norton was bored and unhappy. He stood at the starboard rail of the mail boat gazing out at the cold, bleak rocks of the Labrador coast, dimly visible through fitful gusts of driving snow.

Charley Norton and his father’s secretary, Hugh Wise, had boarded the ship at St. John’s ten days before for the round trip voyage to Hopedale, and during the voyage there had not been one pleasant day. Biting blasts swept the deck, heralding the winter near at hand, and there was no protecting nook where one could escape them and sit in any degree of comfort. The cabin was close and stuffy, and its atmosphere was heavy with that indescribable odor that rises from the bowels of old ships. The smoking room, bare and dismal and reeking with stale tobacco smoke, was deserted, save when the mail boat doctor and Hugh Wise were occasionally discovered there in a silent game of checkers.

Charley had tried every corner of the ship to which he was admitted, and had decided that, as uncomfortable as it was, he preferred the deck to cabin or smoking room.

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