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Dr. Grenfell's Parish

The Deep Sea Fisherman

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Author: Norman Duncan
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,656 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 1,646
Added to site: 2012.04.11
mnybks.net#: 31405
Genre: History

Doctor Wilfred T. Grenfell is the young Englishman who, for the love of God, practices medicine on the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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>, 'twas thick!"

So the men who sail that coast hate fog, fear it, avoid it when they can, which is seldom; they are not afraid of wind and sea, but there are times when they shake in their sea-boots, if the black fog catches them out of harbour.

[Footnote 1: A "tickle" is a narrow passage to a harbour or between two islands.]


III

SHIPS in PERIL

It is to be remarked that a wreck on the Labrador coast excites no wide surprise. Never a season passes but some craft are cast away. But that is merely the fortune of sailing those waters--a fortune which the mission-doctor accepts with a glad heart: it provides him with an interesting succession of adventures; life is not tame. Most men--I hesitate to say all--have been wrecked; every man, woman, and child who has sailed the Labrador has narrowly escaped, at least. And the fashion of that escape is sometimes almost incredible.

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The schooner All's Well (which is a fictitious name) was he

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