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Summary

Rhymes of a Rolling Stone is the final installment in Service's trilogy of Yukon verse. Conceived while returning to the Yukon via the daunting Edmonton Trail, and completed in his little cabin in Dawson City, this volume contains 50 new poems of life, love, and hardship in the North.

Shortly after completing this last collection, Service said good-bye to his little cabin and to the Yukon for good. Though he never did return, he continued to write novels and verse well into his 80s and always remembered fondly the land that brought him his fame.

Contents:

  • "A Rolling Stone"
  • "The Soldier of Fortune"
  • "The Gramaphone at Fond-Du-Lac"
  • "The Land of Beyond"
  • "Sunshine"
  • "The Idealist"
  • "Athabaska Dick"
  • "Cheer"
  • "The Return"
  • "The Junior God"
  • "The Nostomaniac"
  • "Ambition"
  • "To Sunnydale"
  • "The Blind and the Dead"
  • "The Atavist"
  • "The Sceptic"
  • "The Rover"
  • "Barb-Wire Bill"
  • "?"
  • "Just Think!"
  • "The Lunger"
  • "The Mountain and the Lake"
  • "The Headliner and the Breadliner"
  • "Death in the Arctic"
  • "Dreams Are Best"
  • "The Quitter"
  • "The Cow-Juice Cure"
  • "While the Bannock Bakes"
  • "The Lost Master"
  • "Little Moccasins"
  • "The Wanderlust"
  • "The Trapper's Christmas Eve"
  • "The World's All Right"
  • "The Baldness of Chewed-Ear"
  • "The Mother"
  • "The Dreamer"
  • "At Thirty-Five"
  • "The Squaw Man"
  • "Home and Love"
  • "I'm Scared of it All"
  • "A Song of Success"
  • "The Song of the Camp-Fire"
  • "Her Letter"
  • "The Man Who Knew"
  • "The Logger"
  • "The Passing of the Year"
  • "The Ghosts"
  • "Good-Bye, Little Cabin"
  • "Heart o' the North"
  • "The Scribe's Prayer"
Public Domain (P)2020 Jonathan Ostrander

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