In the language of the Indian, Wasa-Wasa means far, far away. In the far and distant North this story of friendship and adventure takes place.
Harry Macfie, a Swede of Scottish Highland descent, emigrated to Canada in 1897, Sam Kilburn, “the best friend and partner any man ever had,” who also of Highland origin. These men shared together the most exciting years of the Gold Rush in northern Canada and Alaska. They hunted and trapped together in the wilderness. They trekked into unknown lands with their devoted dog team, the leader of which was the unforgettable Royal. They faced great dangers, starvation, tests of strength and endurance. The lived with the Indians, became their friends, learned their skill, also their treachery. And they found gold.
This book of vivid reminiscence, translated from the Swedish original, is the tradition of the sagas. For sheer story telling it is outstanding. Here one relives these tales of danger and daring in the remote world of great and silent spaces, a world peopled by Eskimos, Indians, trappers, and adventurers, who risked everything in the search for gold. A sure sense of drama, warm friendliness, and an intense feeling for beauty are here combined. Many of the scenes describes leave an indelible impress. The spell of the North is in this book.
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New York USA
|Condition:||Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good-. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:68034. very slight wear to corners, jacket slightly chipped and soiled on back cover, one small tear, 288pp. Memoirs of a Swede who emigrated to Canada's far north in 1897, h|
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