BUTLER, Victor. HISCOCK, Boyd L. JESPERSON, Lorie M.
Title: Sposin' I Dies in D' Dory. First Edition.
Publisher:  Jesperson, St. John's, 1977, ISBN:0920502008
Seller ID: 82602
BUTLER, Victor. Sposin' I Dies in D' Dory. Illustrated by Lorie M. Jesperson. (Edited by Boyd L. Hiscock and Ivan F. Jesperson). St. John's, Newfoundland : "Published and Printed by : Jesperson Printing Ltd.", (1977). First Edition. Pp (3),iv-xii,1-89,(1). 8vo, light brown card covers, black lettering to front cover and spine, with Lorie M. Jesperson drawing on front. DNLBp.41. Reminiscences of a Placentia Bay fisherman in the 1930s. "Hardship, danger and even the fear of death cannot separate a Newfoundlander from hispride or from his dory. This book proves that point. Following Victor Butl er of Harbour Buffett through stormy seas and hard times in the Thirties. He and many others like him were prepared to get the job done - sposin' theydied in the dory!" - from the rear cover. "This true story will describe t he gradual slump in the ecconomy at Harbour Buffett and surrounding communities beginning three years prior to the issuing of dole orders as assistance by the Government." - p.viii. Foreword by Boyd L. Hiscock. The chapters (un-numbered in the text) are : Chapters : 1. I Chose Newfoundland ; 2. Before The Slump Came; 3. "Sposin' I Dies in D' Dory"; 4. We Were Anxious To Earn A Few Dollars In Some Manner; 5. Browrn Flour And Blackstrap Molasses; 6. "Joe Boy, It Looks As If We Are In Trouble" ; 7. Any Hardship Rather ThanApply For Dole; 8. If I Did Not Survive My Family Would Be Left Destitute; 9. Filling The Dole Orders; 10. Advance The Fishermen Five Dollars Worth o f Food; 11. Installing Small Gas Engines; 12. He Could Not Afford To Operate The Engine; 13. The Circulation of Cash Was Very Limited; 14.Trading - "Everybody Was My Friend"; 15. "Sure I Can Do The Job"; 16. "I'll Live Without That Dollar"; 17. "Shsh, Uncle John"; 18. A Bad Way to Usher in ChristmasDay; ; 19. Have a Plug of Tobacco; 20. "This Vessel Will Make a Pauper of Me"; ; 21. Friends Are Better Than Riches; 22. Kill or Cure; 23. There MustHave Been Ammonia in Dogfish; 24. Damn Small Help; 25. In a Rotten Mood; 2 6. I Vowed I Would Never Give Up; 27. The Depression Years Had Passed ; 28.God Guard Thee Newfoundland. A very good, tight, square copy. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00