The World for Sale

For what seemed a lifetime, he had labored among the Indians and the few whites and "squaw-men" -- with no sense of progress.

Then, all at once, the railway arrived, bringing people from all the world -- and seeding the cities that seemed to spring up overnight, all across the broad Canadian prairie.

Now once more he was living the life of civilization -- exchanging raw flesh of fish and animals and a meal of tallow or pemmican for the wheaten loaf -- the Indian tepee for the warm house with the mansard roof!

The World for Sale is the novel of a young nation in its first throes of greatness, by Sir Gilbert Parker (1862-1932), best-selling author of The Battle of the Strong,Parables of a Province, and No Defense.