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The Gold Hunters

The Gold Hunters by James Oliver Curwood
By: (1878-1927)

In The Gold Hunters we find 3 men in search of a treasure of gold hidden away in the upper reaches of the Canadian wilderness. One, a young white man, another his half breed friend, and the third the wise old Indian sage who communes with the wilderness as only his people have done through the generations. The 3 men know the gold is there, they had found the map which is leading them to it. Yet it seems that the map is leading them to places that don't exist, and each day finds a new adventure and new dangers which they must overcome if they are to achieve their reward. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

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[Illustration: The canoe sped out into the gloom.]

THE GOLD HUNTERS

A Story of Life and Adventure in the Hudson Bay Wilds

BY JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD

1909

To the sweet voiced, dark eyed little half Cree maiden at Lac Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to "Teddy" Brown, guide and trapper, and loyal comrade of the author in many of his adventures, this book is affectionately dedicated.

CHAPTER I

THE PURSUIT OF THE HUDSON BAY MAIL

The deep hush of noon hovered over the vast solitude of Canadian forest. The moose and caribou had fed since early dawn, and were resting quietly in the warmth of the February sun; the lynx was curled away in his niche between the great rocks, waiting for the sun to sink farther into the north and west before resuming his marauding adventures; the fox was taking his midday slumber and the restless moose birds were fluffing themselves lazily in the warm glow that was beginning to melt the snows of late winter.

It was that hour when the old hunter on the trail takes off his pack, silently gathers wood for a fire, eats his dinner and smokes his pipe, eyes and ears alert; that hour when if you speak above a whisper, he will say to you,

"Sh h h h! Be quiet! You can't tell how near we are to game... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

January 14, 2015
Good read, entertaining as are most of Curwood stories.
January 14, 2015
Was entertaining, as are most of Curwoods stories.


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