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Vikings of To-Day: Or, Life and Medical Work Among the Fishermen of Labrador
Wilfred T. Grenfell
No preview available - 2017
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Page 13 - Let our trusty band Haste to Fatherland ; Let our vessel brave Plough the angry wave, While those few who love Vinland, here may rove, Or, with idle toil, Fetid whales may boil, Here on Furdustrand, Far from Fatherland.
Page 33 - These Pengwins are as bigge as Geese, and flye not, for they have but a little short wing, and they multiply so infinitely upon a certain flat island that men drive them from thence upon a board into their boats by hundreds at a time, as if God had made the innocency of so poor a creature to become such an admerable instrument for the sustenation of man.
Page 10 - Thorhall who was called the hunter; he had long been with Erik, and served him as huntsman in summer, and steward in winter; he was a large man, and strong, black, and like a giant, silent and foul-mouthed in his speech, and always egged on Erik to the worst : he was a bad Christian : he was well acquainted with uninhabited parts: he was in the ship with Thorvard and Thorvald.
Page 204 - Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto me.
Page 13 - I came Hither, all would be so fine ; The good Vinland, known to fame, Rich in fruits, and choicest wine ; Now the water pail they send ; To the fountain I must bend, Nor from out this land divine Have I quaffed one drop of wine.
Page 13 - But when they came to know this, they cast the whole whale into the sea, and resigned their case to God. Then the weather improved, and it was possible to row out fishing ; and they were not then in want of provisions, for wild beasts were caught on the land, and fish in the sea, and eggs collected on the island.
Page 9 - The coast of Labrador is the edge of a vast solitude of rocky hills, split and blasted by the frosts, and beaten by the waves of the Atlantic, for unknown ages. Every form into which rocks can be washed and broken is visible along its almost interminable shores. A grand headland, yellow, brown, and black, in its horrid nakedness, is ever in sight, one to the north of you, one to the south...
Page 8 - is pre-eminently sterile, and, where the country is not burned, caribou moss covers the rocks, with stunted spruce, birch, and aspen in the hollows and deep ravines. The whole of the table-land is strewed with an infinite number of boulders, sometimes three and four deep ; these singular erratics are perched on the summit of every mountain and hill, often on the edges of cliffs, and they vary in size from...