By Richard Pope, Neil Broadfoot

ISBN-10: 1459720822

ISBN-13: 9781459720824

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ISBN-13: 9781554882267

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Me n Len is a hot and humourously nostalgic glance again at lifestyles within the backwoods of Ontario within the "good outdated days." The environment is the agricultural zone of jap Haliburton, Ontario, within the a long time sooner than the chainsaw and the outboard motor grew to become the typical sounds during this appealing sector of vital Canada.

The major personality is a grizzled and lovely 82-year-old trapper and woodsman named Len who takes the reader throughout the adventures in his reminiscence to fulfill the folks of his previous. The tales he tells and how he tells them are usually humorous, occasionally poignant, yet consistently jam-packed with an unforgettable down-to-earth philosophy.

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Then again, it occurred to me that the spacing might be just about right for a dog who had just had a stroke and only possessed partial control of his back half. I decided to maintain a stance of full alert until I got to the bottom of this, so I checked out my gun yet again and began to concentrate on where I might first catch sight of my buck. Suddenly, something crashed on the ground behind me! Scarcely able to believe that buck had managed to crawl so close without my having noticed a thing, I whirled around to empty my gun, but no matter how hard I looked, I could see nothing.

Thought it was beef. Fred, he made some money out a them there for three, four summers. I helped him get the deer and I got my share of meat for my parents. Helped eat a lot of it too. Course I never sold any myself... "Now you take Fred's father-in-law, old man Kidd, ol Watt Kidd - he was a school teacher lived down at Kidd's Corners. Quite a hunter. Kept lots of dogs. Used to hunt out around Eel's Lake and Big Monmouth. Knew the country around there for miles, ya know. He used to take his meat up to Bancroft, peddle it up there.

That's what was keepin him so quiet. But, I figured I still come out ahead. " Len seemed to have no end of hunting stories, and most of them were about deer. Hunting to Len means deer hunting and it always has. "My oldest boy Jim, he liked duck hunting or patridge hunting - anything like that. Gord does too. Myself, I never had too much likings for duck hunting, but when it come deer hunting season, that was different. " Len began hunting so early in his life that he cannot even remember when it was.

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