CANADA: Umeealik Goes North

Somewhere on southeastern Hudson Bay fortnight ago solid ice or snow-drifted muskeg echoed back the hammering exhaust of a ski-shod plane flying north. Aboard were an inspector and a corporal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a doctor, a radioman, a pilot. They were headed for a barren mass of stone low on the surface of the Bay, the Belcher Islands. The reason for their flight was murder.

Into a Hudson's Bay Co. Post where Great Whale River empties into the eastern waters of the Bay had trekked Trapper Ernest Riddell, the only white man on the Belcher Islands....

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