1924. This book was written as the result of some six weeks'
experience on two sealing steamers, the Terra Nova and the Eagle,
out of St. John's, Newfoundland. Its purpose is to fill a gap which
has persisted astonishingly long. For many years the Newfoundland
seal hunt has been the greatest hunt in the world, and that so
little has been written about it is a mystery. The world as a whole
knows little of it. Even many Newfoundlanders of the better class
remain comparatively ignorant of this gorgeous epic of violence,
hardship and bloodshed. In so far as personal observation can
avail, I have tried to record and portray all the essential
features of Newfoundland sealing. Contents: Prelusions; The World's
Greatest Hunt; Northward Ho ; Shaking Down; Into the Ice; Worship
'Tweendecks; Baptism of Blood; The Life of a Seal; The Hunt
Continues; An Evening with the Muses; Laboring On; Past and
Present; A Touch of Near-Tragedy; A Visit from the Air; Odds and
Ends; The Sealer and His Ways; Bombs; A Bit of History; A Short
Chapter on a Long Sunday; Powers of Darkness; Mucking Along; A
Brush with Hoods; Gunners and Dogs ; Newfoundland Contrasts; A
Newfoundland Outport; Trailing the Herd; And Still We Slaughter;
Tails and Tobacco; and Homeward Bound.
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