Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Foreword: On Rockwell Kent

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pp. vii-xviii

Like Jack London, George Catlin, Frederick Church—and like John Ledyard, William Bartram, John James Audubon, John Muir, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane (one could go on naming others, from Clarence King to Ernest Hemingway or Jack Kerouac)—the artist-memoirist Rockwell Kent was a caroming

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Preface

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pp. xix-xx

In this book is told the story of an actual voyage to Greenland in a small boat; of shipwreck there and of what, if anything, happened afterwards. Yet it may not be called the story of that adventure but rather one story of at least

Illustrations

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pp. xxi-xxii

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I

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pp. 1-140

"And my son," said Arthur Allen drawing back his shoulders, tilting on his heels, clasping his hands to the blaze behind him, looking beyond me as if he were smiling at God—«and my son—is going to sail to

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II

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pp. 141-186

West Greenland, mountainous and wild. A raging storm; cold rain in torrents from low hanging clouds. Streams pouring down the mountain side are turned to vapor by the gale; and the whole face...

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III

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pp. 187-246

It is but an hour or two before midnight and I am sitting on a hill above the little settlement of Godthaab. The sun has nearly set and the red beauty of its light is on the land.
I look over the rolling grassy hills of the foreground, at the stark mountains towering at my back; I look over the calm...

Appendix

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pp. 247-281

About the Author

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