The Making of a Canadian

The Making of a Canadian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...for Barrie and reached there in two hours instead of seven hours, which it took to negotiate the distance on my way out, in the big storm. I returned the horses to the livery man at Barrie and he was mighty glad to get them back in such fine fettle, for he said he had almost given up finding them, thinking both they and myself had been lost during the big blizzard. I paid his bill and board-ed the noon train for Toronto. ' I went at once to the warehouse and met Mr. Glassman in his oflice. He was mighty glad to see me. Before talking business, he and the other members of the firm made me give them all the details of my trip through the storm from Whites Corners to Coldwater. When I had finished relating my experience, and the others had retired, Mr. Glassman said, "Arling, you did fine on this trip-----better than any other salesman ' covering the same ground for us, and your returns equal anything I ever accomplished myself. As you had such a strenuous time, I think you ought to take a rest for a week or two. We are not very busy just now, so go and have a good time and just let business drop out of your mind. As soon as I find we really need you, I will drop you a line at your hotel." I thanked him and as I was shaking his hand preparatory to leaving, who should walk into the office but my brother Chris. He had only arrived the night before from England. He had met Mr. Glassman that morning, but Mr. Glassman was so much taken up with my adventures in the North, he had forgotten to tell me of his arrival, but he had told Chris that I was expected that afternoon, and also of my success on the western trip, and that I had repeated it in the North. He also told him of my experience in the big blizzard and how nearly I came to...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755898
  • 9781236755896