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Vikings of the Ice Being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt

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Vikings of the Ice Being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt by George Allan England
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1924. This book was written as the result of some six weeks' experience on two sealing steamers, the Terra Nova and the Eagle, out of St. John's, Newfoundland. Its purpose is to fill a gap which has persisted astonishingly long. For many years the Newfoundland seal hunt has been the greatest hunt in the world, and that so little has been written about it is a mystery. The world as a whole knows little of it. Even many Newfoundlanders of the better class remain comparatively ignorant of this gorgeous epic of violence, hardship and bloodshed. In so far as personal observation can avail, I have tried to record and portray all the essential features of Newfoundland sealing. Contents: Prelusions; The World's Greatest Hunt; Northward Ho!; Shaking Down; Into the Ice; Worship 'Tweendecks; Baptism of Blood; The Life of a Seal; The Hunt Continues; An Evening with the Muses; Laboring On; Past and Present; A Touch of Near-Tragedy; A Visit from the Air; Odds and Ends; The Sealer and His Ways; Bombs; A Bit of History; A Short Chapter on a Long Sunday; Powers of Darkness; Mucking Along; A Brush with Hoods; Gunners and Dogs!; Newfoundland Contrasts; A Newfoundland Outport; Trailing the Herd; And Still We Slaughter; Tails and Tobacco; and Homeward Bound.
Release date NZ
January 11th, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
384
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780766197794
Product ID
1818937

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