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Child of the North
Ridgwell Cullum
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Child of the North

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Story about a gold strike near Storm River in the northern wilds of Canada.
Hardcover, First, 348 pages
Published 1926 by A. L. Burt Company
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May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Definitely a page turner. I liked the treatment of good and evil in this book. Here's a quote worth saving: "The man who abandons himself to the unrestrained gluttony of selfish desire must sacrifice the last of his moral being to the banquet. Scruple has no power to withstand the insanity of desire."
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Ridgwell Cullum was a British adventurer who left England at age seventeen to go gold-prospecting in the Transvaal. He then removed to the Cape of Good Hope, where he joined up with a league of freebooters fighting against the Boers. Unable to keep still, he crossed the seas and settled in the Yukon region of Canada. During his stay in that area, he narrowly escaped starving to death. He next cros ...more