The Young Fur Traders
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The Young Fur Traders

By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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  • R.M. Ballantyne
  • "The Young Fur Traders"
    • Preface.
    • Chapter One.
      • Plunges the reader into the middle of an Arctic winter; conveys him into the heart of the wildernesses of North America; and introduces him to some of the principal personages of our tale.
    • Plunges the reader into the middle of an Arctic winter; conveys him into the heart of the wildernesses of North America; and introduces him to some of the principal personages of our tale.
    • Chapter Two.
      • The old fur-trader endeavours to “fix” his son’s “flint,” and finds the thing more difficult to do than he expected.
    • The old fur-trader endeavours to “fix” his son’s “flint,” and finds the thing more difficult to do than he expected.
    • Chapter Three.
      • The counting-room.
    • The counting-room.
    • Chapter Four.
      • A wolf-hunt in the prairies—Charley astonishes his father, and breaks in the “noo ’oss” effectually.
    • A wolf-hunt in the prairies—Charley astonishes his father, and breaks in the “noo ’oss” effectually.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Peter Mactavish becomes an amateur doctor; Charley promulgates his views of things in general to Kate; and Kate waxes sagacious.
    • Peter Mactavish becomes an amateur doctor; Charley promulgates his views of things in general to Kate; and Kate waxes sagacious.
    • Chapter Six.
      • Spring and the voyageurs.
    • Spring and the voyageurs.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • The store.
    • The store.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Farewell to Kate—Departure of the brigade—Charley becomes a voyageur.
    • Farewell to Kate—Departure of the brigade—Charley becomes a voyageur.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • The voyage—The encampment—A surprise.
    • The voyage—The encampment—A surprise.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • Varieties, vexations, and vicissitudes.
    • Varieties, vexations, and vicissitudes.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • Charley and Harry begin their sporting career, without much success—Whisky-John catching.
    • Charley and Harry begin their sporting career, without much success—Whisky-John catching.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • The storm.
    • The storm.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • The canoe—Ascending the rapids—The portage—Deer-shooting, and life in the woods.
    • The canoe—Ascending the rapids—The portage—Deer-shooting, and life in the woods.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • The Indian camp—The new outpost—Charley sent on a mission to the Indians.
    • The Indian camp—The new outpost—Charley sent on a mission to the Indians.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • The feast—Charley makes his first speech in public, and meets with an old friend—An evening in the grass.
    • The feast—Charley makes his first speech in public, and meets with an old friend—An evening in the grass.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • The return—Narrow escape—A murderous attempt, which fails—And a discovery.
    • The return—Narrow escape—A murderous attempt, which fails—And a discovery.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • The scene changes—Bachelor’s Hall—A practical Joke and its consequences—A snow-shoe walk at night in the forest.
    • The scene changes—Bachelor’s Hall—A practical Joke and its consequences—A snow-shoe walk at night in the forest.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • The walk continued—Frozen toes—An encampment in the snow.
    • The walk continued—Frozen toes—An encampment in the snow.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • Shows how the accountant and Harry set their traps and what came of it.
    • Shows how the accountant and Harry set their traps and what came of it.
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • The accountant’s story.
    • The accountant’s story.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • Ptarmigan-hunting—Hamilton’s shooting powers severely tested—A snowstorm.
    • Ptarmigan-hunting—Hamilton’s shooting powers severely tested—A snowstorm.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • The winter packet—Harry hears from old friends, and wishes that he was with them.
    • The winter packet—Harry hears from old friends, and wishes that he was with them.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Changes—Harry and Hamilton find that variety is indeed charming—The latter astonishes the former considerably.
    • Changes—Harry and Hamilton find that variety is indeed charming—The latter astonishes the former considerably.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • Hopes and fears—An unexpected meeting—Philosophical talk between the hunter and the parson.
    • Hopes and fears—An unexpected meeting—Philosophical talk between the hunter and the parson.
    • Chapter Twenty Five.
      • Good news and romantic scenery—Bear-hunting and its results.
    • Good news and romantic scenery—Bear-hunting and its results.
    • Chapter Twenty Six.
      • An unexpected meeting, and an unexpected deer-hunt—Arrival at the outpost—Disagreement with the natives—An enemy discovered, and a murder.
    • An unexpected meeting, and an unexpected deer-hunt—Arrival at the outpost—Disagreement with the natives—An enemy discovered, and a murder.
    • Chapter Twenty Seven.
      • The chase—The fight—Retribution—Low spirits and good news.
    • The chase—The fight—Retribution—Low spirits and good news.
    • Chapter Twenty Eight.
      • Old friends and scenes—Coming events cast their shadows before.
    • Old friends and scenes—Coming events cast their shadows before.
    • Chapter Twenty Nine.
      • The first day at home—A gallop in the prairie, and its consequences.
    • The first day at home—A gallop in the prairie, and its consequences.
    • Chapter Thirty.
      • Love—Old Mr Kennedy puts his foot in it.
    • Love—Old Mr Kennedy puts his foot in it.
    • Chapter Thirty One.
      • The course of true love, curiously enough, runs smooth for once, and the curtain falls.
      • The End.
    • The course of true love, curiously enough, runs smooth for once, and the curtain falls.
    • The End.
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