Red Rooney

Red Rooney
The Last of the Crew

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Red Rooney by Robert Michael Ballantyne

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1886

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287

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Red Rooney
The Last of the Crew

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ine swing, and went off like a pistol. The dogs yelled in alarm, and, springing away at full speed, were soon lost among the hummocks of the Arctic sea.

CHAPTER TWO.

DESCRIBES A RESCUE AND A HAPPY FAMILY.

While the Eskimos were thus rushing to his rescue, poor Red Rooney-- whose shipmates, we may explain at once, had thus contracted his Christian name of Reginald--began to recover from his swoon, and to wonder in a listless fashion where he was. Feeling comparatively comfortable in his bear-skin, he did not at first care to press the inquiry; but, as Okiok had anticipated, the peculiar smell near his nose tended to arouse him. Drawing his hand gently up, he touched the object in front of his mouth. It felt very like blubber, with which substance he was familiar. Extending his tongue, he found that it also tasted like blubber. To a starving man this was enough. He pulled the end of the raw morsel into his mouth and began to c

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This is a humorous account of a man who gets shipwrecked near the Eskimos, and how he experiences their customs, and amazes them, as well as foiling a false Eskimo witch-docter. Not to missed for learning about the Eskimos, and laughing at the Red Rooney\'s adventures!