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Labrador Days

Tales of the Sea Toilers

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,380 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 845
Added to site: 2008.03.15 20315

their troubles were not over. Only the skipper could stand erect. Tom, dragged out by the others, lay an inert mass on the soft bed of crisp creeping plants which cover the bank. Jim was able to totter a few yards, fell, and finally crawled part of the way to the house door. But the skipper, in spite of swollen and blackened legs, held out not only to get a fire lit, but to bring in the other two, and finally wean back their frozen limbs to life.

It took two days to regain strength enough to haul up the boat and refit her; and then the sorrowful little company proceeded on their homeward journey. It was a sad home-coming after the brave start they had made. It was a terrible message which they had to carry to the anxious hearts awaiting them. For nothing in heaven or earth can replace the loss of loved ones suddenly taken from us.

"I've been cruising in boats five and forty years," said John. "I were out two days and a night with t' Bonnie Lass when she were lost on t' Bristle Rocks, and us bro

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
R Stephan

Grenfell, well-known from his remarkable Adrift on an Ice-Pan, presents the reader with a short story collection from the cold Labrador. The stories are authentic and are taken from the people the doctor is treating or working with. As the other book, they show what's possible for humans, but also what unites us.



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