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An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields

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Jules Verne


Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len G…

The Fur Country

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Jules Verne


In 1859, officers of the Hudson's Bay Company travel through the Northwest Territories of Canada on a mission to found a fort at 70 degrees,…

A Little Servant

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Grace Livingston Hill


A short story of a little girl who is Jesus' servant and how she won the heart of an unbelieving gardener. Summary by Esther

Bible (KJV) 17: Esther

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King James Version


Esther appears in the Bible as a woman of deep piety, faith, courage, patriotism, and caution, combined with resolution; a dutiful daughter …

Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life

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H. Rider Haggard


This is not your typical H. Rider Haggard adventure book yet it is full of mystery and intrigue including a coerced marriage, bigotry, adult…

God's Country—And the Woman

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James Oliver Curwood


James Curwood wrote many adventures of the far north. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that pro…

Fast in the Ice

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R. M. Ballantyne


At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every…

The Backwoods of Canada

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Catharine Parr Traill


The writer is as earnest in recommending ladies who belong to the higher class of settlers to cultivate all the mental resources of a superi…

An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

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Laurence Housman


It need hardly be said that the woman by whom these letter were written had no thought that they would be read by anyone but the person to w…

Christie's Old Organ

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Mrs. O. F. Walton


Christie is all alone in the world after his mother dies. He lives in a boarding house and every night creeps up the attic stairs to hear an…

Mounted police life in Canada : a record of thirty-one years' service (1916)

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Richard Burton Deane


Learn more about the famous and respected Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This book is the personal recollections of one ‘Mountie'; his life,…

The Copyright Question

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George Morang


This is a letter to the Toronto Board of Trade regarding Canadian copyrights. Morang requested an appearance before the Toronto Board of Tra…

Joel, a Boy of Galilee

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Annie Fellows Johnston


Joel, a crippled boy, cannot play with the children and has nothing to care about. Rabbi Phineas helps him to find something he can do and t…

Poppy's Presents

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Mrs. O. F. Walton


One day, Poppy gets told her mother has a present for her. But the neighbors laugh and say there is such a thing as too much of a good thing…

History of Farming in Ontario

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C. C. James


This is a paper on the history of farming in Ontario. It take the reader through the early settlement from 1783 to the modern period of 1888…

The Spanish Cavalier

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Charlotte Maria Tucker


When his father dies, Lucius Lepine goes to Spain as a clerk. His fellow clerk, Don Aguilera, doesn't come to work one day. Lucius is worrie…

The Haunted Room

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Charlotte Maria Tucker


Mr. Trevor inherits a piece of land in the country called Myst Court, and plans to move there with his three children: Emmie, Bruce, and Vib…

Jarwin and Cuffy

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R. M. Ballantyne


Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their …

Coming to the King

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Frances Ridley Havergal


A collection of poems by Frances Ridley Havergal and others, all describing different aspects of our walk with God, from 'Coming to the King…

A Queen

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Ottilie Wildermuth


Maggie is an orphan who depends on the charity of the farmer she lives with. She tries to be cheerful and helpful to everyone where she is. …

The Mounties in the News

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The New York Times


A newspaper account of the activities in the Western Canada during the Riel Rebellion and some of the aftermath , articles dating from Augus…

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