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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
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Published January 11th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1848)
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I read an edition of this book printed in 1902 and found Ballantyne's account of his adventures in the Canada of the 1840's to be fascinating. Although he was a gentleman and by today's standards would be considered a liability on any cross-country trek (the voyageurs and Indians did all of the actual work on his adventures), he nevertheless traversed some of the nation's harshest terrain in extreme conditions. From Lake Winnipeg to Kakabeka Falls, Lake Nipissing to the Ottawa River, all the way ...more
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Apr 27, 2012 Wendy Bertsch rated it liked it
Anyone interested in learning about the wilds of Canada in the mid-19th Century can't do better than to read this book. The volume of descriptive detail might be, perhaps, too much for some readers, but it is an honest relation of what the author experienced, according to his understanding at the time.

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R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in t
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