The Cruise of the Snowbird A Story of Arctic Adventure
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The Cruise of the Snowbird A Story of Arctic Adventure

By Gordon Stables
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  • Gordon Stables
  • "The Cruise of the Snowbird"
  • "A Story of Arctic Adventure"
    • Chapter One.
      • The Young Chief of Arrandoon—The Rising Storm—Lost in the Snow.
    • The Young Chief of Arrandoon—The Rising Storm—Lost in the Snow.
    • Chapter Two.
      • Saved—Rory and Ralph—McBain has an Idea.
    • Saved—Rory and Ralph—McBain has an Idea.
    • Chapter Three.
      • Life at the Old Castle—McBain Explains his “Idea”—Allan’s Dream.
    • Life at the Old Castle—McBain Explains his “Idea”—Allan’s Dream.
    • Chapter Four.
      • The “Flower of Arrandoon”—Old Ap’s Cottage—Trial Trips and Useful Lessons.
    • The “Flower of Arrandoon”—Old Ap’s Cottage—Trial Trips and Useful Lessons.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Showing how Royalty Visited Arrandoon, and how our Heroes Returned the Call.
    • Showing how Royalty Visited Arrandoon, and how our Heroes Returned the Call.
    • Chapter Six.
      • Cruising round the Hebrides—Caught in a “Puff”—Man Overboard—Dinner on the Cliff—Bright Prospects.
    • Cruising round the Hebrides—Caught in a “Puff”—Man Overboard—Dinner on the Cliff—Bright Prospects.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • A Summer’s Day at Sea—Strange Scenery—The Squall—Adventure among Bottle-Nosed Whales—The “Snowbird.”
    • A Summer’s Day at Sea—Strange Scenery—The Squall—Adventure among Bottle-Nosed Whales—The “Snowbird.”
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Rolling Home—A Rough Passage—The Welcome Back—The Way a Sailor Sleeps.
    • Rolling Home—A Rough Passage—The Welcome Back—The Way a Sailor Sleeps.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • The “Snowbird” at Anchor—Preparations for Departure—Farewell to the Land of the Rock and the Wild Wood.
    • The “Snowbird” at Anchor—Preparations for Departure—Farewell to the Land of the Rock and the Wild Wood.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • Onshore in Shetland—A Family of Guides—A Wild Ride and a Primitive Lunch—Westward Ho!—Racing a Whale.
    • Onshore in Shetland—A Family of Guides—A Wild Ride and a Primitive Lunch—Westward Ho!—Racing a Whale.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • The Storm—A Fearful Night—The Pirates—A Fight at Sea.
    • The Storm—A Fearful Night—The Pirates—A Fight at Sea.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • Containing a Strange, Strange Story, Told by the Snuggery Fire.
    • Containing a Strange, Strange Story, Told by the Snuggery Fire.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • Was it an Old Man’s Dream?—Sunday on Mid-Ocean—Land Ho!—A Strange Adventure—Lost in the Great Forest.
    • Was it an Old Man’s Dream?—Sunday on Mid-Ocean—Land Ho!—A Strange Adventure—Lost in the Great Forest.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • Oscar Finds the Truants—Breakfast for Seven—Seth Spins a Yarn—The Walrus-Hunters—The Indians—Beautiful Scenery—A Week’s Good Sport.
    • Oscar Finds the Truants—Breakfast for Seven—Seth Spins a Yarn—The Walrus-Hunters—The Indians—Beautiful Scenery—A Week’s Good Sport.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • The Old Trapper Buries his Valuables—The “Snowbird” Goes on her Voyage—Ice—A Whale in Sight—A Fall! A Fall!—In at the Death—The “Trefoil” on Fire.
    • The Old Trapper Buries his Valuables—The “Snowbird” Goes on her Voyage—Ice—A Whale in Sight—A Fall! A Fall!—In at the Death—The “Trefoil” on Fire.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • Old Seth Becomes Surgeon—A Terrible Danger—Ralph Floods the Magazine—Fighting the Fire—Wreck of the “Trefoil”—Buried at Sea—“Land Ho!”
    • Old Seth Becomes Surgeon—A Terrible Danger—Ralph Floods the Magazine—Fighting the Fire—Wreck of the “Trefoil”—Buried at Sea—“Land Ho!”
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • On Shore for a Run—Noontide on the Seashore—A Natural Harbour—The Land of Adventure and Sport—After the Antelope—Face to Face with a Grizzly.
    • On Shore for a Run—Noontide on the Seashore—A Natural Harbour—The Land of Adventure and Sport—After the Antelope—Face to Face with a Grizzly.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • Rory Poet, Dreamer, and Merchant-Minstrel—Who Says Shore?—All among the Buffalo—“A Big Shoot”—Preparations for Winter.
    • Rory Poet, Dreamer, and Merchant-Minstrel—Who Says Shore?—All among the Buffalo—“A Big Shoot”—Preparations for Winter.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • Winter Comes Apace—New Visitors from the North—A “Perwision o’ Natur’”—A Mad but Merry Scene—The Downfall of Snow-Stars—An Adventure, but where will it End?
    • Winter Comes Apace—New Visitors from the North—A “Perwision o’ Natur’”—A Mad but Merry Scene—The Downfall of Snow-Stars—An Adventure, but where will it End?
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • Alone in the Beast-Haunted Wilderness—The Search Party—Agony of Thought—A Midnight Visitor—The Forest on Fire.
    • Alone in the Beast-Haunted Wilderness—The Search Party—Agony of Thought—A Midnight Visitor—The Forest on Fire.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • Narrow Escape—A Terrible Scene—Allan and Oscar—A Gloomy Evening—Reunion—Seth’s Adventure—A Welcome Back.
    • Narrow Escape—A Terrible Scene—Allan and Oscar—A Gloomy Evening—Reunion—Seth’s Adventure—A Welcome Back.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • Frost and no Skates!—Rory Disconsolate—McBain to the Rescue—A Roaring Day and a Merry Night—A Mysterious Pool.
    • Frost and no Skates!—Rory Disconsolate—McBain to the Rescue—A Roaring Day and a Merry Night—A Mysterious Pool.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • The Great Black Frost—Funny Jack Frost—The Cold Half-Hour—A Terrible Apparition under the Ice—Blowing Soap-Bubbles—Strange Effect—Snow and Snow-Shoes.
    • The Great Black Frost—Funny Jack Frost—The Cold Half-Hour—A Terrible Apparition under the Ice—Blowing Soap-Bubbles—Strange Effect—Snow and Snow-Shoes.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • The Dogs and the Snow—The Sledge-Dog—Training Caribou—A Dinner-Party Interrupted—The Race for Life.
    • The Dogs and the Snow—The Sledge-Dog—Training Caribou—A Dinner-Party Interrupted—The Race for Life.
    • Chapter Twenty Five.
      • The Dead Leviathan—The Mate of the “Trefoil” Makes a Proposal—A Rich Harvest—Christmas Cheer—Something like a Dinner.
    • The Dead Leviathan—The Mate of the “Trefoil” Makes a Proposal—A Rich Harvest—Christmas Cheer—Something like a Dinner.
    • Chapter Twenty Six.
      • Hockey with Snow-Shoes on—The Ice Breaks up—Change of Quarters—Going on a Big Shoot—The Great Snow Lake—Indians—The Fight in the Forest.
    • Hockey with Snow-Shoes on—The Ice Breaks up—Change of Quarters—Going on a Big Shoot—The Great Snow Lake—Indians—The Fight in the Forest.
    • Chapter Twenty Seven.
      • The Search for an Antidote—Can Rory be Dead?—Seth to the Rescue—Seth as Doctor and Nurse.
    • The Search for an Antidote—Can Rory be Dead?—Seth to the Rescue—Seth as Doctor and Nurse.
    • Chapter Twenty Eight.
      • One Last Day on Shore—Bearing up for the East and North—Farewell, Old Seth; Farewell, Plunket.
    • One Last Day on Shore—Bearing up for the East and North—Farewell, Old Seth; Farewell, Plunket.
    • Chapter Twenty Nine.
      • The Consultation—Bearing up for Home—The Wanderers’ Return.
    • The Consultation—Bearing up for Home—The Wanderers’ Return.
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