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Pierre and His People - Tales of the Far North

Gilbert Parker

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Gregory dragged himself from beneath the still heaving body, and stretched to his feet; but a blindness came, and the next knowledge he had was of brandy being poured slowly between his teeth, and of a voice coming through endless distances: "A fighter, a born fighter," it said. "The pluck of Lucifer—good boy!"

Then the voice left those humming spaces of infinity, and said: "Tilt him this way a little, Big Moccasin. There, press firmly, so. Now the band steady—together—tighter—now the withes—a little higher up—cut them here." There was a slight pause, and then: "There, that's as good as an army surgeon could do it. He'll be as sound as a bell in two weeks. Eh, well, how do you feel now? Better? That's right! Like to be on your feet, would you? Wait. Here, a sup of this. There you are.... Well?"

"Well," said the young man, faintly, "he was a beauty."

Malbrouck looked at him a moment, thoughtfully, and the. . . Read More

Community Reviews

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This book is the story of Pierre. If you are American, this is not the book for you. It is about a man named Pierre. No true American is named Pierre. That kind of thing may be OK in Canada but no true blood American would ever be named Pierre. That name is practically French. Forget the French man.