Spirit Island

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Author: Henry Toke Munn
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,671 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 698
Added to site: 2009.07.26
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Arctic explorers, intent upon the discovery of gold among the islands northwest of Bafflinland, are abandoned by their Eskimo guides when they travel too close to the mysterious Spirit Island...

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could not tell what--to happen. For the natives, who believed implicitly it was the Torn-ga, it was worse than for me. In-noya, however, never lost her self-control, and she and I fed and watched Panne-lou in turn.

On the morning of the fourth day--3rd April--the storm had blown itself out, but there was a dense fog, and we could not see more than a hundred yards or so. The natives would have harnessed the dogs and left at once, in spite of my urging that it would certainly kill Panne-lou to do so, but until it cleared they did not know which way to go, for till we saw some land, or even the stars to steer by, we were completely lost.

Akko-molee said the fog showed there was open water not far away, and vaguely opined it was a bad sign. A pressure-ridge was behind the igloos; in fact, it was at this we found snow suitable for building. I asked Akko-molee to walk in one direction along it for a short distance with a sealing-dog to try to find a breathing-hole, as we were complet


Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
C. Alan Loewen

Henry Toke Munn (1864-1952) was by nature an adventurer and his writings demonstrate his love for Canada and the Arctic, his respect for the native Inuit's, and his love of a good yarn.

Spirit island is a short read about a man hired to find deposits of valuable ores in the Arctic Region. Taking along three Eskimos, their wives and one young boy, they end up at the Spirit Island of the title where they are mysteriously attacked at night. As the body count rises, the identity of their attackers and their flight to survive makes for a good pulp fiction read.


I'd classify this story more as horror than SF. Arctic explorers encounter a creature that's part seal, part yeti, and part chupacabra. Fans of Dan Simmons book "The Terror" might like this story. Just a warning - there are descriptions of blood and gore in this story, so those averse to such things may want to avoid it.

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