Away in the Wilderness

R. M. Ballantyne (1825 - 1894)

Jasper Derry was on a mission. He had left the northern wilderness a few years earlier when he had worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, but in doing so he had also left some unfinished business behind. Now he is on his quest to complete those affairs. We travel with Jasper and his two companions through the rugged, desolate region, and while doing so, we learn a great deal of just how wild and untamed the wilderness was in the mid-19th century. This is an adventure, a series of learning experiences, and a lesson in bonding to ensure survival away in the wilderness. - Summary by Roger Melin

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter One - The Hunter Roger Melin
Play 02 Chapter Two - The Three Friends Roger Melin
Play 03 Chapter Three - The Encampment Roger Melin
Play 04 Chapter Four - Mosquitos-Camp-Fire Talk Roger Melin
Play 05 Chapter Five - Journeying in the Wilderness Roger Melin
Play 06 Chapter Six - The Outpost Roger Melin
Play 07 Chapter Seven - A Savage Family, and a Fight With a Bear Roger Melin
Play 08 Chapter Eight - Running the Falls - Wild Scenes and Men Roger Melin
Play 09 Chapter Nine - The Fort, and an Unexpected Meeting Roger Melin
Play 10 Chapter Ten - Buffalo-Hunting on the Prairies Roger Melin
Play 11 Chapter Eleven - Winter - Sleeping in the Snow - a Night Alarm Roger Melin
Play 12 Chapter Twelve - The Wedding, an Arrival, a Feast, and a Ball Roger Melin
Play 13 Chapter Thirteen - The Conclusion Roger Melin