A Labrador Doctor

The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,062 / 393 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 711
Added to site: 2007.08.23
mnybks.net#: 17990
Genre: Biography
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ow tide, had returned without noticing that one of their number was missing. Word got about just too late, and already there was half a mile of water, beyond which, through our telescopes, we could see the poor fellow making frantic signals to the shore. There was no boat out there, and a big bank intervening, there seemed no way to get to him. Watching through our glasses, we saw him drive the long handle of his net deep into the sand, and cling to it, while the tide rose speedily around him. Meanwhile a whole bevy of his mates had rowed out to the bank, and were literally carrying over its treacherous surface one of their clumsy and heavy fishing punts. It was a veritable race for life; and never have I watched one with keener excitement. We actually saw his post give way, and wash downstream with him clinging to it, just before his friends got near. Fortunately, drifting with the spar, he again found bottom, and was eventually rescued, half full of salt water. I remember how he fell in my estimation as a s

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