Good day.I would be grateful if anyone could help me identify the book to which the following quotation (circa 1915) refers:
"When my boy was four years old I was reading a book on exploration in Northern Labrador.It was illustrated with photographs of Indians and Eskimos and primitive camps and rock-bound lakes. When the book once fell under his curious eye it superseded the muslin nursery books and the primer. "Not only that, but it was demanded of me that I read the book to him, which I did.It was a large book and the chapters were long, and I was required to sit by the hour and read and comment on the text.Indians and Eskimos, canoes and rifles, bears and caribou, foxes and dogs— he never tired of them.It opened a new world to him—a world he had never dreamed existed.There were narratives of dangerous voyages in heavily laden canoes across wide, wind-swept lakes; there were campfires before which the white man sat while his Indian guide prepared a meal of caribou and ptarmigan. "It was all intensely interesting to the boy, and before the book was half through he was reenacting the scenes that were spread before him.The yard became the bleak Barren Ground of the interior, the brook the wide and treacherous Assiwaban; he was Ah-pe-wat and I Kamo-ques, and his mother was thereafter Ah-pe-wat's Lady."
Perhaps Cabot's "In Northern Labrador," or Hutton's "Among the Eskimos of Labrador"? Many thanks.