Fast in the Ice

      Fast in the Ice
One day, many years ago, a brig cast off from her moorings, and sailed from a British port for the Polar Seas That brig never came back Many a hearty cheer was given, many a kind wish was uttered, many a handkerchief was waved, and many a tearful eye gazed that day as the vessel left Old England, and steered her course into the unknown regions of the far north. Free Read Fast in the Ice [ By ] R.M. Ballantyne [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] –

R M Ballantyne was a Scottish writer of juvenile fiction.Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers At the age of 16 he went to Canada and where he served for six years with the Hudson s Bay Company He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson s Bay or Life in the Wilds of North America For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.

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  • Paperback
  • 152 pages
  • Fast in the Ice
  • R.M. Ballantyne
  • English
  • 16 May 2018
  • 8132007107

10 thoughts on “ Fast in the Ice

  1. says:

    An Arctic adventure by Ballantyne Here he tells, in precise detail, the story of a crew who get trapped in arctic ice as they attempt to make it to the pole His account includes bear hunts, walrus encounters, Eskimo meetings,...

  2. says:

    A short, easy read Love the subject matter Anyone who is interested in survival in the Arctic will enjoy this book I ve read a fair amount about the Arctic, and for a novel, Fast in the Ice is pretty accurate about the conditions explorers experienced.

  3. says:

    This isn t my first taste of the Scottish writer, B.M Ballantyne, but in my opinion it is the best With many of his other literary works I found his approach pompous, patronizing, arrogant and condescending This is, no doubt, because his target audience was the young, na ve and highly impressionable of which I am none This story is of an ill conceived and poorly supplied polar expedition that had failure written all over it from its conception The narrative is fast paced, interesting and This isn t my first taste of the Scottish wr...

  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here slurped for my nutty NUUTOne day, many years ago, a brig cast off from her moorings, and sailedfrom a British port for the Polar Seas That brig never came back.Ballantyne s description of what he was writing about, and what was being excluded in his story comes at the start of chapter 2 Britain has donethan other nations in the cause of discovery within the Arctic circle The last and greatest of her Arctic heroes perished there the famous Sir John Franklin.Britain One slurped for my nutty NUUTOne day, many years ago, a...

  5. says:

    This book gave me a deep appreciation for early explorers who went where others dare not go This small shipload of men was iced in for the long, dark arctic winter, with very little to sustain them While there were many awful struggles detailed with matter of fact humor, it seems the most difficult dangers to overcome were the depression and tedium of near total darkness and intense cold 24 7 for many months, along with the scurvy that plagued them when fresh food and game was unobtainable Th T...

  6. says:

    This is another adventure book for early seafaring days except there is little sailing in this book It isabout the year they spend in the artic with the ship frozen in the ice They even make contact with a village of natives which brings out a lot of interesting views of natives.

  7. says:

    Too much remembered dialogue in this tale for my tastes But it probably was the style at the time.

  8. says:

    Books on tape makes travel betterdid you ever wonder if walrus fight back amazing stories of survival in the arctic.

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