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Author Name:    HOLLIDAY, Joe

Title:   Dale of the Mounted in Newfoundland.

Publisher:    Thomas Allen, 1955, 

Seller ID:   2718

HOLLIDAY, Joe. Dale of the Mounted in Newfoundland. "Cover Kodachrome by Jock Carroll". Toronto : Thomas Allen, Limited, (1955). Pp (6),7-160. Squarish 8vo, red cloth. O'Dea 3105, Watters p.312, Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance. p.64. In the series of "red-blooded action stories that boys and girls [will] find interesting, thrilling - and informative." "Rapidly winning his spurs as a scarlet-clad member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Constable Dale Thompson, youthful member of Canada's famed army of law enforcers, gets his first glimpse of Newfoundland, Britain's oldest colony, in this tale of adventure. "In the waters of the tortuous coastline fringing this great,bleak and barren island Dale meets a giant Indian, Jackatar Arubaa, last o f the nomadic tribe of Jackatars who migrated from eastern seaboard provinces a hundred years earlier. The wasted, unconscious body of a Portuguese seaman, found adrift in a lifeboat and nursed for months in the hospital at Twillingate, far-north fishing village, starts a train of exciting events that leads Dale into another action-filled investigation. The death of the Portuguese seaman, the flight of the giant Indian and the rapid disapperance of key witnesses takes Dale from the historic city of St.John's to the ice-fields off the Labrador coast and into the centre of the annual sealhunt where intrigue and foul play hold sway. "It's not only a thrilling story of police work but also gives an insight into the background of Newfoundland, the operations of that international crossroads, Gander Airport, in the wilderness, and a colorful story of the grim business of hunting seals below the Arctic circle." - from the dj.flap. Lacks dj and thus Mr. Carroll's photo, ow vg. 12.00


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