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There are other similarities but they feel quite different; the other worldly eeriness of the Willows is quite different than the overall tone in The Wendigo.

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It was thrilling to him, therefore, to watch Defago turn over the canoe upon the shore, pack the paddles carefully underneath, and then proceed to “blaze” the spruce stems for some distance on either side of an almost invisible trail, with the careless remark thrown in, “Say, Simpson, if anything happens to me, you’ll find the canoe all correc’ by these marks;–then strike doo west into the sun to hit the home camp agin, see?

The moose ‘yarded’ there like hell last year, and for all we know they may be doin’ it agin wlgernon year jest to spite us.


All that men could do they would do. A shiver ran down his back. Hank had explained to him the outline of a bull’s hoofs, of a cow’s or calf s, too, for wrndigo matter; he had drawn them clearly on a strip of birch bark.

Algenron Defago scompare misteriosamente nella notte There was pleasure in the sensation, yet with it a perfectly comprehensible alarm. The French Canadian and the man of Indian blood each stirred uneasily in his sleep just about this time, though neither of them woke.

The party round the blazing fire that night were despondent, for a week had passed without a single sign of recent moose discovering itself. The sense of his utter loneliness, now that even Defago had gone, came close as he looked about him and listened for the sound of his companion’s returning footsteps. The cold air pricked. Out there, in the heart of unreclaimed wilderness, they had surely witnessed something crudely and essentially primitive. He only omitted the strange language used.

View all 5 comments. And what Punk was able to contribute to the wwendigo throws no further light upon it. He wished to excuse himself in the eyes of the other. For six hours he slept like the dead. They were talking against time. Cathcart observing the lad’s condition more shrewdly than his patient knew, gave him a very slight injection of morphine. Defago, that is to say, was imaginative and melancholy.


In advance of him, he declares, came the faint whiff of a wendifo singular odour.

I accept any excuse to use this image. His body crouched there, the weak fingers obeying feebly the instinctive habit of a lifetime with twigs and matches.

The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood

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He, Simpson, knew nothing of the story, and, so far as he remembered, had never even read about it. Also, check out the discussion thread filled with spoilers in the Classic Alernon Lovers group. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The plot itself is rather unspectacular for our time.

And his first feeling, before he could think or reflect, was the rush of a poignant and searching tenderness.

Into the Woods: “The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwood

Hank knew him and swore by him. Approximate description, even, seems to have been difficult, for it wenxigo unlike any smell he knew. Blackwood does an excellent job of conjuring up the vastness and mystery of the untamed North American wilderness.