Verger Gustav

Ron James Show

In these Canadian History Minutes, history nut Ron James takes us on a tour of the real history of Canada, detailing fantastical tales about our nation’s past and the people who made it great. In this webisode, Ron recounts the tale of the long-forgotten sidekick to Quebec’s famous Bonhomme Carnaval, the surly and intolerant troll, Verger Gustav, who was known to stalk through town and reward children with gifts of sweet prune candy, bags of cinnamon and all the cigarettes they could smoke.

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