A Book of Words
Selections from speeches and addresses
delivered between 1906 and 1927
This is one of the six later speeches not included in that collection which were added for the Sussex Edition
"To Canadian Authors"
the Canadian Authors’ Association
Royal Society of Literature Claridges, London, 12 July 1933
by Leonee Ormond
Notes on XXXV
Notes on XXXVII
That summer there came out of Quebec Jean Pigeon with nine other habitants who put up a wooden shed for their own accommodation in what seemed twenty minutes, and then set to work to build us a house which we called ‘Naulakha.’For more details see Andrew Lycett, p. 256.
Ninety feet was the length of it and thirty the width, on a high foundation of solid mortared rocks which gave us an airy and a skunk-proof basement. The rest was wood, shingled, roof and sides, with dull green hand-split shingles, and the windows were lavish and wide...
[Something of Myself pp. 114-5]