Tales of the Labrador by Wildred T. Grenfell

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Tales of the LabradorA collection of stories from missionary life in Labrador by Wilfred Grenfell. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is now in the Public Domain.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], Tales of the Labrador. London: James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1916. Hbk. pp.240. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • That Christmas in Peace Haven
  • Sainte Anne De Beaupré
  • The Christmas Voyage of the Handy Lass
  • The Gifts of Poverty
  • Paingo, The Lonely One
  • The Northern Chief
  • Uncle ‘Lige’s Story
  • White Fox
  • Three Eyes
  • The Luck of the Little Rover
  • Kommak the Innuk

That Christmas in Peace Haven

Our country has long been called the land of cods, fogs, and dogs. We are glad of the first, we are sorry about the second, and we are divided about the third. The first give us our food and clothing; the second much of our resourcefulness and nerve; the third our winter fun and firewood, but also, alas, a great amount of trouble. They kill any domestic animals we may try to keep; they destroy any gardens we laboriously tend-if once they succeed in get-ting in over the palisades: thus they are a real source of menace to our needed vegetable-supply; and they disturb our sleep and the peace of mind that plays so much larger a part in human life than most of us recognize. But Providence, which always gives compensation for loss, has blessed us with the most peaceful country in the world. [Continue reading]