The Young Voyagers; Or The Boy Hunters In The North

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byMayne Reid

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE YOUNG VOYAGEURS. CHAPTER L THE FUR COUNTRIES. Bot Reader, you have heard of the Hudson's Bay Company? Ten to one, you have worn a piece of fur, which it has provided for you; if not, your pretty little sister has -- in her muff, or her boa, or as a trimming for her winter dress. Would you Hke to know something of the country whence come these furs ? -- of the animals whose backs have been stripped to obtain them? As I feel certain that you and I are old friends, I make bold to answer for you, Yes. Come, then! let us journey together to the "Fur Countries;" let us cross them from south to north. A vast journey it will be. It will cost us many thousand miles of travel. We shall find neither railway train, nor steamboat, nor stage coach, to carry us on our way. We shall not even have the help of a horse. For us no hotel shall spread its luxurious board; no road-side inn shall hang out its inviting sign and "clean beds;" no roof of any kind shall (9) offer us its hospitable shelter. Our table shall be a rock, a log, or the earth itself; our lodging a tent; and our bed the skin of a wild beast. Such are the best accommodations we can expect upon our journey. Are you still ready to undertake it? Does the prospect not deter you? No, I hear you exclaim. I shall be satisfied with the table -- what care I for mahogany? With the lodging -- I can tent like an Arab. With the bed -- fling feathers to the wind! Enough, brave boy! you shall go with me to the wild regions of the "north-west," to the far "fur countries" of America. But, first -- a word about the land through which we are going to travel. Take down your Atlas. Bend your eye upon the map of North America. Note two large islands -- one upon the right side, Newfoundland; another upon the left, Vancouver. Draw a l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE YOUNG VOYAGEURS. CHAPTER L THE FUR COUNTRIES. Bot Reader, you have heard of the Hudson's Bay Company? Ten to one, you have worn a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217376908

ISBN - 13:9780217376907

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