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ESKIMO BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE

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One of the strangest and quaintest books of modern times is the "Eskimo Book of   Knowledge," which was written in the   Eskimo language for the guidance of the little good-humoured fur-clad people who   live in snow houses, far out in the frozen lands of Labrador and the Canadian Arctic. Its author is Mr. Geoge Binney, its trans-  

lator into Eskimo is the Rev. W.W. Per-   rett, for 40 years a missionary in Labrador,     and its publishers are the Hudson Bay Com-   pany (says the "Sunday Express").  

The first part of the book deals with the     King and the British Empire:--  

The greatest ruler of all, who governs with jus- tice White Men, Brown Men, and Black Men ...  

is King George. He is your king ... It is a good thing that a ruler should excel in many things.     Not only is King George a man of great prudence     and a hard worker; he is also a great hunter.   Whether it is in the hunting of fierce animals like  

the bear, or in the crafty stalking of the deer,     or in the shooting of partridges while they fly, no man in the British Empire takes surer aim  

than our King.

He is likewise a great sailor, which is a fit-       ting thing for a man who lives on an island.

He sails his boat faster than all other boats of the  

same size.  

You know how exciting it is to match the swiftness of your dog team against the dogs of another hunter. This sport King George also shares with you; for it is a game in many parts of the British Empire to race with big four-legged       animals, driven by men riding on their backs.

The book contains a number of illustra- tions, one of them being a photograph of the Prince of Wales riding in a steeple- chase. The text beneath the picture is:--    

Edward, the eldest son of King George, racing         across country on a large four-legged animal     called "horse," which eats grass like a deer.      

Apart from the Bible, this "Book of   Knowledge" is the only printed matter in the native language circulating among the

Eskimos.  

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