Meteor.http.get attempts to load huge file and crashes

I have a loop loading various HTML files, using Meteor.http.get (asynchronous).
On occasion I get a URL pointing to a very large file (html or otherwise).
The problem is that Meteor.http.get then never returns. My call back function is never reached.
If I wrap Meteor.http.get in a try/catch block, I never enter the catch block.
How can I handle this problem?
Can I for instance specify a limit to Meteor.http.get?

Note: if I check the link with online page size checkers such as
they in fact also time out.

This is an example of a page that kills it: