Excerpt from Canadian Life as I Found It: Four Years' Homesteading in the North-West Territories My career was to have been that of a sailor, but after a short experience of sea life in some of its roughest phases, I was nearly poisoned through the carelessness of a cook. As a sequel my health broke down for some years, and I was obliged to give up a profession I dearly loved. I subsequently turned my attention to farming, doctors all insisting on my leading an outdoor life, and later on I married. Farming on a small scale, whether at home or abroad (I have tried both), does t bring in an adequate return for the outlay of strength and money, so hearing of fortunes to be easily made in Canada, I determined to emigrate. I began by sending for all the pamphlets published by the Emigration Society in London. From these I gathered, that any young fellow willing to work, and having a small capital, say 200 on arrival clear, held the elements of future success, and quite sufficient to start on a government grant of 160 acres. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.