The Protector

Harold BINDLOSS (1866 - 1945)


Harold Bindloss, while born in England, based most of his novels in western Canada, and The Protector is based primarily in and around Vancouver and Victoria.

There is often danger involved in the mining and timber industries north of Vancouver, and there is also danger in the trust given to people who own and operate these mines and timber lands. And finding one's way in locating them can be equally as difficult as well. Wallace Vane and his trusted friend Carroll seemed to encounter these dangers in a seemingly endless journey both for business purposes and for adventure in their search for adequate timber land which they had inadvertently heard of.

What is the driving force behind Wallace Vane? Did he regret leaving his home country and the people he knew when he left England, therefore had something to prove, but didn't even realize it himself? Was it simply a secret joy that he received whenever he observed the beauty of his adopted country with its mountains, forests, and crystal clear water? Perhaps it was his reasonable success in the lumber industry? Or was it something deeper within him? Something, perhaps, that he didn't even recognize himself? (Introduction by Roger Melin)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - A Friend in Need Roger Melin
00:22:20
Play 02 02 - A Breeze of Wind Roger Melin
00:22:53
Play 03 03 - An Afternoon Ashore Roger Melin
00:15:59
Play 04 04 - A Change of Environment Roger Melin
00:18:20
Play 05 05 - The Old Country Roger Melin
00:15:16
Play 06 06 - Upon the Heights Roger Melin
00:19:25
Play 07 07 - Storm-Stayed Roger Melin
00:18:57
Play 08 08 - Lucy Vane Roger Melin
00:16:17
Play 09 09 - Chisolm Proves Amenable Roger Melin
00:12:43
Play 10 10 - With the Otter Hounds Roger Melin
00:23:37
Play 11 11 - Vane Withdraws Roger Melin
00:22:51
Play 12 12 - Vane Grows Restless Roger Melin
00:14:04
Play 13 13 - A New Project Roger Melin
00:17:32
Play 14 14 - Vane Sails North Roger Melin
00:11:39
Play 15 15 - The First Misadventure Roger Melin
00:14:45
Play 16 16 - The Bush Roger Melin
00:16:18
Play 17 17 - Vane Postpones the Search Roger Melin
00:11:38
Play 18 18 - Jessie Confers a Favour Roger Melin
00:17:03
Play 19 19 - Vane Foresees Trouble Roger Melin
00:15:06
Play 20 20 - The Flood Roger Melin
00:11:45
Play 21 21 - Vane Yields a Point Roger Melin
00:22:12
Play 22 22 - Evelyn Goes for a Sail Roger Melin
00:16:49
Play 23 23 - Vane Proves Obdurate Roger Melin
00:20:01
Play 24 24 - Jessie Strikes Roger Melin
00:22:59
Play 25 25 - The Intercepted Letter Roger Melin
00:20:02
Play 26 26 - On the Trail Roger Melin
00:12:13
Play 27 27 - The End of the Search Roger Melin
00:26:48
Play 28 28 - Carroll Seeks Help Roger Melin
00:23:32
Play 29 29 - Jessie's Contrition Roger Melin
00:26:27
Play 30 30 - Convincing Testimony Roger Melin
00:19:04
Play 31 31 - Vane is Reinstated Roger Melin
00:22:41