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Crusoes of the Frozen North   By: (1840-1910)

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Crusoes of the Frozen North by Gordon Stables is an exhilarating and gripping adventure novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey to the icy and desolate Arctic regions.

The story revolves around two young boys, Dick and Doro, who tragically find themselves isolated and stranded in the harsh Arctic wilderness when the ship they were traveling on sinks. Left with only each other for company, the boys must rely on their resourcefulness, intelligence, and unwavering determination to survive in a hostile and unforgiving environment.

What sets this book apart is its compelling characters. Dick and Doro are not your typical protagonists; they possess an unwavering sense of bravery and an indomitable spirit that allows them to face unimaginable challenges head-on. Their ingenuity and ability to adapt to their surroundings are awe-inspiring, and readers will find themselves rooting for these courageous young boys, hoping that they make it out of their dire situation unscathed.

Stables' vivid and detailed descriptions breathe life into the Arctic landscape, making it feel both beautiful and treacherous. The author's extensive knowledge and expertise of the Arctic region are evident as he illustrates the boys' struggle against biting winds, bone-chilling cold, and the constant threat of starvation. Through his writing, Stables transports readers to this inhospitable land, making them feel as if they are right alongside Dick and Doro, experiencing every harrowing moment vividly.

One of the most captivating aspects of Crusoes of the Frozen North is its underlying theme of companionship and the strength that can be derived from it. Dick and Doro's unbreakable bond and loyalty to each other showcase the power of friendship in the face of adversity. Their unwavering support is not only heartwarming but also serves as a reminder of the importance of standing together, no matter how dire the circumstances.

However, while the book excels in its descriptive passages and character development, there are moments when the pacing feels a tad uneven. Some parts of the story rush by quickly, while other sections linger longer than necessary. This occasional imbalance in pacing may slightly detract from the tension and excitement that the plot builds.

Overall, Crusoes of the Frozen North is an engaging and enthralling tale of survival, friendship, and the triumph of the human spirit. Gordon Stables skillfully weaves a narrative that captivates readers and transports them to a frozen world of danger and courage. Despite its minor pacing issues, this book is a must-read for adventure enthusiasts and those who enjoy stories of resilience and camaraderie in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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[Illustration: THEY FOUND TOM AT THE LAKE SIDE, STANDING OVER A HUGE DEAD BEAR.]

The Crusoes Of The Frozen North

From the Well known Story by Dr. Gordon Stables

CHAPTER I

"I'm sure of one thing," said Aralia to her little sister Pansy, as they sat together one lovely summer afternoon on the garden seat, and gazed away and away far over the North Sea. "I'm quite sure of one thing. Nobody ever could have so good an uncle as our uncle. Now, could anybody, Pansy?"

"Oh no!" answered Pansy, shaking her pretty head. Pansy was hardly eight years old, and always agreed with her older sister, who was nearly eleven.

"How I wish he were home again from his old ship," sighed Aralia, "and Tom with him!"

"Well, Ara, we can sit here hours and hours every day and watch the sea, can't we?"

"Yes, and we shall easily know the ship. As she goes by, shell set all her flags a flying, and, if Father isn't at home, Mother will send up our great red flag on the garden pole. Oh dear! I could nearly cry for joy to think of it!"

"And me too!" said Pansy.

"And me too!" Veevee seemed to say, as he gave a short bark, and, jumping down from the seat, ran round the garden, looking like a fluffy white ball.

The sea was very blue, only patched with green wherever a cloud shadow fell on it... Continue reading book >>




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