Excerpt from Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory, Vol. 1 of 2
Ness, and ennul, when not on actual semce together w1th the shlfts to wh1ch he 1s reduced ln order to combat that ennu1, - such 1nc1 dents, tr1¿1ng though they may appear to be, he c... oncelves may yet convey to the reader a hve her 1dea of llfe 1n the Hudson's Bay Company's terntorles than a more amb1tlous or laboured descrlptlon could have done No one, 1ndeed, who has passed hls llfe amld the busy haunts of men, can form any Just 1dea of the 1nterest attached by the lonely trader to the most trl¿lng events, such as the armval of a stranger Ind1an, - the commg of a new clerk,-a scuf¿e among the Ind1ans,-or a sudden change of weather No one, unaccustomed to the1r short commons, can concelve the 1ntense.
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