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Under the Great Bear   By: (1850-1930)

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[Frontispiece: From it was evoked a monstrous shape.]

"Above this far northern sea Ursa Major sailed so directly overhead that he seemed like to fall on us." From an early voyage to the coast of Labrador .

Under the Great Bear

BY

KIRK MUNROE

AUTHOR OF

"The Flamingo Feather," "Dorymates," "The White Conquerors," Etc.

New York

International Association of Newspapers and Authors

1901

COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. GRADUATION: BUT WHAT NEXT? II. AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT III. THE STRANGE FATE OF A STEAMER IV. ALONE ON THE LIFE RAFT V. WHITE BALDWIN AND HIS "SEA BEE" VI. THE FRENCH SHORE QUESTION VII. DEFYING A FRIGATE VIII. A CLASSMATE TO BE AVOIDED IX. SENDING IN A FALSE REPORT X. CABOT ACQUIRES A LOBSTER FACTORY XI. BLUFFING THE BRITISH NAVY XII. ENGLAND AND FRANCE COME TO BLOWS XIII. A PRISONER OF WAR XIV. THE "SEA BEE" UNDER FIRE XV. OFF FOR LABRADOR XVI. MOSQUITOES OF THE FAR NORTH XVII. IMPRISONED BY AN ICEBERG XVIII. FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE NATIVES XIX. A MELANCHOLY SITUATION XX. COMING OF THE MAN WOLF XXI. A WELCOME MISSIONARY XXII. GOOD BYE TO THE "SEA BEE" XXIII. THE COMFORT OF AN ESKIMO LAMP XXIV. OBJECTS OF CHARITY XXV. LOST IN A BLIZZARD XXVI. AN ELECTRICIAN IN THE WILDERNESS XXVII. THE MAN WOLF'S STORY XXVIII. CABOT IS LEFT ALONE XXIX. DRIFTING WITH THE ICE PACK XXX. THE COMING OF DAVID GIDGE XXXI. ASSISTANT MANAGER OF THE MAN WOLF MINE

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

From It Was Evoked A Monstrous Shape . . . Frontispiece

On The Deck Of The Steamer "Lavinia"

He Began To Kick At It With The Hope Of Smashing One Of Its Panels

At This The Enraged Officer Whipped Out A Revolver

"Did This Come From About Here?"

Others Fell On The New Comers With Their Fists

Livid With Rage, The Frenchman Whipped Out An Ugly Looking Knife

A Solitary Figure Stood On The Chest Of A Bald Headland

"Yim"

"My Name Is Watson Balfour"

He Reached A Point From Which He Could Look Beyond The Barrier

"My Dear Boy, You Have Done Splendidly"

UNDER THE GREAT BEAR.

CHAPTER I.

GRADUATION: BUT WHAT NEXT?

"Heigh ho! I wonder what comes next?" sighed Cabot Grant as he tumbled wearily into bed.

The day just ended marked the close of a most important era in his life; for on it he had been graduated from the Technical Institute, in which he had studied his chosen profession, and the coveted sheepskin that entitled him to sign M.E. in capital letters after his name had been in his possession but a few hours.

Although Cabot came of an old New England family, and had been given every educational advantage, he had not graduated with honours, having, in fact, barely scraped through his final examination. He had devoted altogether too much time to athletics, and to the congenial task of acquiring popularity, to have much left for study. Therefore, while it had been pleasant to be one of the best liked fellows in the Institute, captain of its football team, and a leading figure in the festivities of the day just ended, now that it was all over our lad was regretting that he had not made a still better use of his opportunities.

A number of his classmates had already been offered fine positions in the business world now looming so ominously close before him. Little pale faced Dick Chandler, for instance, was to start at once for South Africa, in the interests of a wealthy corporation. Ned Burnett was to be assistant engineer of a famous copper mine; a world renowned electrical company had secured the services of Smith Redfield, and so on through a dozen names, no one of which was as well known as his, but all outranking it on the graduate list of that day.

Cabot had often heard that the career of Institute students was closely watched by individuals, firms, and corporations in need of young men for responsible positions, and had more than once resolved to graduate with a rank that should attract the attention of such persons... Continue reading book >>




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