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Left on Labrador or, The cruise of the Schooner-yacht 'Curlew.' as Recorded by 'Wash.'   By: (1844-1931)

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LEFT ON LABRADOR

Or The Cruise of the Schooner Yacht "Curlew" as Recorded by "Wash"

by

C.A. STEPHENS

Author of "Lynx Hunting," "Fox Hunting," "Camping Out," "Off to the Geysers," "On the Amazons," Etc.

Illustrated

[Illustration]

New York Hurst & Company Publishers

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Sequel to the "Graphite Lode." The Fifteen Thousand Dollars, and how it was invested. About the Yacht. The Schooner "Curlew." Capt. Mazard. Guard. The Gloucester Boys. "Palmleaf, Sar." Getting Ready for the Voyage. Ship Stores. The Howitzer. The Big Rifle. A Good Round Bill at the Outset 9

CHAPTER II.

Up Anchor, and away. What the Old Folks thought of it. The Narrator's Preface. "Squeamish." A North easter. Foggy. The Schooner "Catfish." Catching Cod Fish on the Grand Bank. The First Ice. The Polar Current. The Lengthening Day. Cape Farewell. We bear away for Cape Resolution. Hudson's Straits. Its Ice and Tides 28

CHAPTER III.

Cape Resolution. The Entrance into Hudson's Straits. The Sun in the North east. The Resolution Cliffs Sweating among Icebergs. A Shower and a Fog An Anxious Night. A Strange Rumbling. Singular Noises and Explosions Running into an Iceberg. In Tow. A Big Hailstone drops on Deck. Boarding an Iceberg. Solution of the Explosions. A Lucky Escape 45

CHAPTER IV.

The Fog lifts. A Whale in Sight. Craggy Black Mountains capped with Snow. A Novel Carriage for the Big Rifle. Mounting the Howitzer. A Doubtful Shot. The Lower Savage Isles. A Deep Inlet. "Mazard's Bay." A Desolate Island. An Ice Jam. A Strange Blood red Light. Solution of the Mystery. Going Ashore. Barren Ledges. Beds of Moss. A Bald Peak. An Alarm. The Schooner in Jeopardy. The Crash and Thunder of the Ice. Tremendous Tides 69

CHAPTER V.

A Dead Narwhal. Snowy Owls. Two Bears in Sight. Firing on them with the Howitzer. A Bear Hunt among the Ice. An Ice "Jungle." An Exciting Chase. The Bear turns. Palmleaf makes "a Sure Shot." "Run, you Black Son!" 93

CHAPTER VI.

The Middle Savage Isles. Glimpse of an Esquimau Canoe. Firing at a Bear with the Cannon Rifle. A Strange Sound. The Esquimaux. Their Kayaks. They come on board. An Unintelligible Tongue. "Chymo." 106

CHAPTER VII.

The Husky Belles. We we and Caubvick . " Abb ," she said. All Promenade. Candy at a Discount. " Pillitay, pillitay! " Old Trull and the Husky Matron. Gorgeous Gifts. Adieu to the Arctic Beauties 125

CHAPTER VIII.

The Husky Chief. Palmleaf Indignant. A Gun. Sudden Apparition of the Company's Ship. We hold a Hasty Council. In the Jaws of the British Lion. An Armed Boat. Repel Boarders! Red Face waxes wrathful. Fired on, but no Bones Broken 140

CHAPTER IX.

A Barren Shore, and a Strange Animal, which is captured by blowing up its Den. Palmleaf falls in with the Esquimaux, and is chased by them. " Twau ve! " "A Close Shave." An Attack threatened. The Savages dispersed with the Howitzer 162

CHAPTER X.

The Dip of the Needle. The North Magnetic Pole. A Kayak Bottom up, with its Owner Head down. Ice Patches. Anchoring to an Ice Floe. A Bear hunt in the Fog. Bruin charges his Enemies. Soundings. The Depth of the Straits 186

CHAPTER XI.

"Isle Aktok." A Sea Horse and a Sea Horse Hunt. In High Spirits. Sudden Interruption of the Hunt. A Heavy Gun. The Race to the Ledge Tops. Too Late. A Disheartening Spectacle. Surprised by the Company's Ship. The Schooner in Peril. Capt. Mazard bravely waits. The Flight of "The Curlew" amid a Shower of Balls. The Chase. Left on the Islet. A Gloomy Prospect. "What shall we have for Grub to ate ?" Wild Geese... Continue reading book >>




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