attempting to climb from the ratline of the Aklavik to the
rail of the Nascopie, fell fifteen feet and sustained four
rib fractures. Loyal Company man that he was, he kept the
extent of his injuries secret so as not to risk being
obliged to go "outside". Fort Ross was his brainchild and he
was bound to stay to see it safely weaned." (Finnie)].
Learmonth's Eskimo name
was Eetungalik which as far as I can gather, means eyes wide
open, or "bright eyes". He was bright eyed right to the end.
His Eskimo mistress - Sarah
Listen to an audio interview with him here!