Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. First Edition. Small 8vo. xxvi, 79 pp. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; photographic plates. Pictorial grey cloth with black lettering. Light wear; a near fine copy. Item #21000
Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865 – 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. In April, 1908, Grenfell is summoned to aid a young boy. He travels by dog sled pulled by his 8 best dogs. Along the way, he encounter a near-death experience drifting on an ice pan. He barely survives, having to kill 3 of his dogs for warmth. Following his rescue, he proceeds on his way, operates on the boy who is then cured. Includes a biographical sketch by Clarence John Blake.