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The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell   By: (1863-1939)

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Transcriber's Note: Throughout the whole book, St. John's (Newfoundland) is spelled St. Johns. A list of typos fixed in this text are listed at the end.

THE STORY OF GRENFELL OF THE LABRADOR

[Illustration: THE PHYSICIAN IN THE LABRADOR]

The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador

A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell

By DILLON WALLACE, Author of " Grit a Plenty ," " The Ragged Inlet Guards ," " Ungava Bob ," etc., etc.

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK CHICAGO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH

Copyright, 1922, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY

New York: 158 Fifth Avenue Chicago: 17 North Wabash Ave. London: 21 Paternoster Square Edinburgh: 75 Princes Street

Foreword

In a land where there was no doctor and no school, and through an evil system of barter and trade the people were practically bound to serfdom, Doctor Wilfred T. Grenfell has established hospitals and nursing stations, schools and co operative stores, and raised the people to a degree of self dependence and a much happier condition of life. All this has been done through his personal activity, and is today being supported through his personal administration.

The author has lived among the people of Labrador and shared some of their hardships. He has witnessed with his own eyes some of the marvelous achievements of Doctor Grenfell. In the following pages he has made a poor attempt to offer his testimony. The book lays no claim to either originality or literary merit. It barely touches upon the field. The half has not been told.

He also wishes to acknowledge reference in compiling the book to old files and scrapbooks of published articles concerning Doctor Grenfell and his work, to Doctor Grenfell's book Vikings of Today , and to having verified dates and incidents through Doctor Grenfell's Autobiography, published by Houghton Mifflin & Company, of Boston.

D.W.

Beacon, N.Y.

Contents

I. THE SANDS OF DEE 11

II. THE NORTH SEA FLEETS 26

III. ON THE HIGH SEAS 31

IV. DOWN ON THE LABRADOR 39

V. THE RAGGED MAN IN THE RICKETY BOAT 52

VI. OVERBOARD! 61

VII. IN THE BREAKERS 68

VIII. AN ADVENTUROUS VOYAGE 74

IX. IN THE DEEP WILDERNESS 83

X. THE SEAL HUNTER 99

XI. UNCLE WILLY WOLFREY 109

XII. A DOZEN FOX TRAPS 116

XIII. SKIPPER TOM'S COD TRAP 126

XIV. THE SAVING OF RED BAY 135

XV. A LAD OF THE NORTH 146

XVI. MAKING A HOME FOR THE ORPHANS 158

XVII. THE DOGS OF THE ICE TRAIL 171

XVIII. FACING AN ARCTIC BLIZZARD 183

XIX. HOW AMBROSE WAS MADE TO WALK 193

XX. LOST ON THE ICE FLOE 203

XXI. WRECKED AND ADRIFT 213

XXII. SAVING A LIFE 219

XXIII. REINDEER AND OTHER THINGS 225

XXIV. THE SAME GRENFELL 233

ILLUSTRATIONS

FACING PAGE

The Physician in the LABRADOR Title

The LABRADOR "LIVEYERE" 40

"Sails North to Remain Until the End of Summer, Catching Cod" 46

The Doctor on a Winter's Journey 84

"The Trap is Submerged a Hundred Yards or so from Shore" 130

"NEXT" 172

"Please Look at My Tongue, Doctor" 172

The Hospital Ship, STRATHCONA 220

"I Have a Crew Strong Enough to Take You into My District" 234

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THE SANDS OF DEE

The first great adventure in the life of our hero occurred on the twenty eighth day of February in the year 1865... Continue reading book >>




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