Stick Your Neck Out (Classic Reprint)

Stick Your Neck Out (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Stick Your Neck Out Atuk, the incomparable, came to Toronto from Baffin Bay in 1960. As every Canadian schoolboy now knows, it was out there on the tundra that the young Eskimo had been befriended by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police man who had fed and clothed him and taught him Eng lish. At first Sergeant jock Wilson, generous to a fault but no man of letters, had discouraged Atuk from writing poetry. He had pointed out to the lad that verses would not get him the bigger, better igloo he craved and, what's more, his writing was ungrammatical. But when Atuk persisted, Sergeant Wilson showed his poems around to the fellows at the local trading post. The clerks, as he expected, could not detect even a feeble talent, but a Visiting advertising executive, Rory Peel, was impressed. It's a gasser, he said. A real gasser. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 268g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243285604
  • 9780243285600