Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. Adrift on an Ice-Pan tells the story of Grenfell's 1908 travels by dog sled in Newfoundland to see a patient who needed immediate attention. Greenfell took a short-cut across a frozen bay, but the ice broke up beneath him, leaving him stranded with his dogs on an ice floe drifting out to sea.
The unimaginative title suggests nothing of the spirit that dominates this little book... It is a story of service and courage, told with manly simplicity, and now and then a touch of real humor. -The Boston Herald