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The Treasury of Newfoundland Stories is a collection of short stories and poems that was published in 1961 by Maple Leaf Mills Limited, millers of "Cream of the West Flour". The book was edited by L. W. Janes, a well-known, Newfoundland historian. The book appears not to be copyrighted, and the authors of the stories are only vaguely identified.
Following is a list of the stories contained within the volume. Some of these stories are fictional others are true. The reader is left to decide. These stories have been transcribed for your enjoyment, simply click on the title highlighted to review that story.
In transcribing these stories every effort was made to present the material in its original form, including obvious typographical errors and misspelled names. Any questions concerning these transcriptions. Graphics in the book are also reproduced here.
|1. When the Whales Came Up For Breakfast||29. How the Fish came to Hants Harbor in 1868|
|2. Capt. Ben Tavenor's Achievement||30. "Pamela" from Fogo|
|3. The Loss of the Maggie||31. The Ghost in the Parcel|
|4. Sheila Ne Geira Pike||32. Henry C. Thompson|
|5. From Halls Bay to Badger||33. A Race with the Stork|
|6. Captain William Jackman||34. The Year of The Ice|
|7. Uncle Michael||35. The Valour of a Newfoundland Soldier|
|8. A Great Sea Rescue||36. Saved From The Seas|
|9. The Stone Lady of Unknown Fame||37. My Most Thrilling Experience|
|10. The Wake||38. The Line Fence|
|11. Story of George Pearcival
Newfoundland's Swashbuckling Pirate
|39. Adrift on the Banks in an Open Dory
|12. A Sea Rescue||40. Ferryland|
|13. You're Another Kinchler||41. The Tidal Wave Disaster|
|14. Pretty Fanny Goff||42. Berry Picking|
|15. They Survived Hurricane Betsy||43. Heroines of Yesteryear|
|16. The Duck Hunt||44. Caught In The Ice|
|17. The Boarding House Ghost||45. The Story of Billy Philpott's Hole|
|18. Story of Tragedy||46. Memories of a Good Samaritan|
|19. Disaster of the U.S.S. Truxton and Pollux
St. Lawrence, February 18, 1942
|47. Newfoundland Story -
The Scissors Cove Fire
|20. The Bear and the Cook in Newfoundland||48. The Christmas Spirit|
|21. Uncle Joe's Jug||49. Dobbin The Diver|
|22. A Wild Cove Story||50. Friday The Thirteenth|
|23. The Cow in the Cellar||51. A Heroic Struggle For Life
Against Fearful Odds
|24. Buck Fever||52. A Pennyworth of Milk|
|25. An Epic in Hardihood||53. South Coast Disaster of the Year 1929|
|26. Newfies in the States||54. Flag on the Hill|
|27. Adrift in an Open Dory||55. The Church|
|28. The Story of Mildred Baxter||56. Little Man with a Big Nerve|
The author of each article is not recorded, however, in the back of the book is a listing of all the people who submitted items to this collection. Each person who was lucky enough to have his/her article published in the book is indicated by a star.
This page transcribed by James Butler, 2000
REVISED:August 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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