Sir In the year 1583 Sir Hum-
Humphrey phrey Gilbert set up the
Gilbert. royal banner of England Dn a hill overlooking St. John's harbour, Newfoundland, and took possession of the island in the name of his queen, Elizabeth. But on his return voyage he was lost in a storm, and for forty years no settlement was made.
the Exiles By this time people had
of Sable discovered that they could
Island. make much money by trad-