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The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador

A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell

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Author: Dillon Wallace
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,547 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.6
LoC Category: CT
Series: Labrador Tales
Downloads: 585
Added to site: 2005.10.08
mnybks.net#: 11709
Genre: Biography
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zed that these ambitions must give place to a sedate profession that would earn him a living and in which he would be contented.

All of his people had been literary workers, educators, clergymen, or officers in the army or navy. There was Charles Kingsley and "Westward Ho." There was Sir Richard Grenvil, immortalized by Tennyson in "The Revenge." There was his own dear grandfather who was a master at Rugby under the great Arnold, whom everybody knows through "Tom Brown at Rugby."

It was the wish of some of his friends and family that he become a clergyman. This did not in the least suit his tastes, and he immediately decided that whatever profession he might choose, it would not be the ministry. The ministry was distasteful to him as a profession, and he had no desire or intention to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. He wished to be original, and to blaze a new trail for himself.

Grenfell was exceedingly fond of the family physician, and one day he went to him to discuss

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