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The Giant of the North

(1882)
Or Pokings Around the Pole
A novel by

 
 
An epic thriller by one of the greatest Christian adventure writers of all time.

"Chingatok was a real man of moderate size - not more than seven feet two in his sealskin boots - with a lithe, handsome figure, immense chest and shoulders, a gentle disposition, and a fine, though flattish countenance, which was sometimes grave with thought, at other times rippling with fun.

"We mention the howling characteristic of his babyhood because it was, in early life, the only indication of the grand spirit that dwelt within him - the solitary evidence of the tremendous energy with which he was endowed. At first he was no bigger than an ordinary infant. He was, perhaps, a little fatter, but not larger, and there was not an oily man or woman of the tribe to which he belonged who would have noticed anything peculiar about him if he had only kept moderately quiet; but this he would not or could not do. His mouth was his safety-valve. His spirit seemed to have been born big at once. It was far too large for his infant body, and could only find relief from the little plump dwelling in which it was at first enshrined by rushing out at the mouth. The shrieks of pigs were trifles to the yelling of that Eskimo child's impatience. The caterwauling of cats was as nothing to the growls of his disgust. The angry voice of the Polar bear was a mere chirp compared with the furious howling of his disappointment, and the barking of a mad walrus was music to the roaring of his wrath."

Table of Contents

Introduces our Hero and his Kindred.

Unexpected Meetings, Alarms, and Confidences.

Shows how the Eskimos were Entertained by the White Men.

A Catastrophe and a Bold Decision.

Left to their Fate.

Future Plans Discussed and Decided.

Difficulties Encountered and Faced.

Difficulties and Dangers increase, and the Captain expounds his Views.

The Captain makes a Stupendous Effort. Disappointments and Discoveries.

A Sketcher in Imminent Danger. Difficulties increase, and are overcome as usual.

Another Island discovered - The Englishmen and Eskimos alike are Astonished in more Ways than one.

The Open Polar Basin at last! Alf washes himself in it.

A Gale and a Narrow Escape.

Records a Wonderful Apparition but a Furious Night.

Discourses of Deep Things.

Arrival in Poloeland.

The Effect of Persuasion on Diverse Characters.

The Captain electrifies as well as surprises his New Friends.

A Shooting Trip to Paradise Isle, and further Display of the Captain's Contrivances.

Benjy's Enjoyments Interrupted, and Poloeland Overwhelmed with a Catastrophe.

Fate of the Lost Ones.

A Fight in Defence of Woman, And Rifle-Shooting Extraordinary. .

Leo visits Flatland and sees as well as hears much to interest him there.

A Glorious Region Contemplated, and a Glorious Chase Planned.

In which a Great Hunt is Described, a War Expedition Frustrated, and a Hero Ennobled.

Tells of a Warlike Expedition and its Happy Termination.

The Great Discovery.

Tells, among other Things, of a Notable Discovery.

A Runaway Journey and a Tremendous Experiment.

Leo in Danger next! A Novel Mode of Rescue.

The Last.

    

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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Giant Of The North Or Pokings Around The Pole
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-169-30673-X / 978-1-169-30673-8 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Giant Of The North Or Pokings Around The Pole
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-161-46431-X / 978-1-161-46431-3 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Giant of the North
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Giant of the North (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 0-554-27652-6 / 978-0-554-27652-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Giant of The North
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ISBN: 1-5172-1926-4 / 978-1-5172-1926-0
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March 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North (Perfect Library)
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North (Large Print)
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4801-6127-6 / 978-1-4801-6127-6 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4801-6126-8 / 978-1-4801-6126-9 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4076-2172-6 / 978-1-4076-2172-2 (UK edition)
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4065-5823-0 / 978-1-4065-5823-4 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North: or Pokings Round the Pole
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4346-3671-2 / 978-1-4346-3671-3 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant of the North: or Pokings Round the Pole
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4346-3719-0 / 978-1-4346-3719-2 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Giant Of The North Or Pokings Around The Pole
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4191-6373-6 / 978-1-4191-6373-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Giant of the North (Illustrated): or Pokings Round the Pole
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
Publisher: www.DelmarvaPublications.com
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