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The Norsemen in the West

The Norsemen in the West

(1872)
Or America Before Columbus
A novel by

 
One fine autumn evening, between eight and nine hundred years ago, two large hairy creatures, bearing some resemblance to polar bears, might have been seen creeping slowly, and with much caution, toward the summit of a ridge that formed a spur to one of the ice-clad mountains of Greenland. The creatures went on all-fours. They had long bodies, short legs, shorter tails, and large round heads.

Having gained the top of the ridge they peeped over and beheld a hamlet nestled at the foot of a frowning cliff; and at the head of a smiling inlet. We use these terms advisedly, because the cliff, being in deep shadow, looked unusually black and forbidding, while the inlet, besides being under the influence of a profound calm, was lit up on all its dimples by the rays of the setting sun.

The hamlet consisted of one large cottage and half a dozen small cots, besides several sheds and enclosures wherein were a few sleepy-looking sheep, some lean cattle, and several half-starved horses. There was active life there also. Smoke issued from the chimneys; fresh-looking women busied themselves about household work; rosy children tumbled in and out at the doors, while men in rough garments and with ruddy countenances mended nets or repaired boats on the shore. On a bench in front of the principal cottage sat a sturdy man, scarcely middle-aged, with shaggy fair and flowing locks. His right foot served as a horse to a rapturous little boy, whose locks and looks were so like to those of the man that their kinship was obvious - only the man was rugged and rough in exterior; the boy was round and smooth. Tow typified the hair of the man; floss silk that of the boy.

 
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May 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Norsemen In The West Or America Before Columbus
Author(s): R.M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1161472118 / 9781161472110
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2008 : Hardback
Title: The Norsemen in the West (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 0554276623 / 9780554276625 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : Hardback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 0554369656 / 9780554369655 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : Hardback
Title: The Norsemen in the West, Or, America Before Columbus (Vision Forum's R.M. Ballantyne)
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 193455426X / 9781934554265 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1499692536 / 9781499692532
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May 2014 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R.M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1499665954 / 9781499665956
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July 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
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ISBN: 1491013753 / 9781491013755
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May 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R M Ballantyne
ISBN: 1484930274 / 9781484930274
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December 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
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ISBN: 1481847473 / 9781481847476
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October 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
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ISBN: 1480162965 / 9781480162969
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October 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West (Large Print)
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1480162957 / 9781480162952
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September 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen In The West Or America Before Columbus
Author(s): R.M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1162703474 / 9781162703473
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January 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne, R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1407621920 / 9781407621920 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
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July 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 143463731X / 9781434637314
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July 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West: Or America Before Columbus
Author(s): Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN: 1434636836 / 9781434636836
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September 2007 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen in the West (Dodo Press)
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1406558427 / 9781406558425 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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June 2004 : Paperback
Title: The Norsemen In The West Or America Before Columbus
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: 1419175718 / 9781419175718 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Co
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Kindle edition
Title: The Norsemen in the West (Illustrated)
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: B00L3E8SQ0
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December 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: B00B0XJKLQ
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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November 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Norsemen in the West
Author(s): R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN: B00640JMOU
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