Harper's; (1908-1909) Volume 118

Harper's; (1908-1909) Volume 118

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of the tent polcliill_"s socks highest on it, then " the " watch, then my snow-glasses, then Billy's black felt hat, last my socks and all thc whangleathers. At eight o'clock it was freezing hard. Extending the door with our boots, we shut out the magic tiny world away undcr--all the Copper valley a smear of violet and ochre, a pond shining on the tundra, the burning scimitar of a river course. Ve pounded the neve to make holes for our hips and tried to sloop. Too cold; and all the obsession of the venture. was now focusscd and gripped too hard upon my heart. To-morrow, to do the trick. if the clear sky held! And that depended on the stray, mindless drifts of airprcssure and cloud. I trembled, in wave after wave, till I seemed to vibrate against Billy. If he knew the reason, he said nothing. I could will myself to stop, but the effort kept me even from dozing. And if I dozed, I would start up in the ghostly whiteness of midnight, my heart racing on like a fly-wheel that has slipped its belt. The sun rose smothered and whitish, over whitish cloud-bars. We sigh, turn over, dig snow from under our heads, light the lamp; wait as the slush stcams. sings, in the little pot. After erbswurst another boiling comes for the tea, as we fccl through our frozen and messy duflic for pcmmican and shreds of dry salmon.... We stretched our legs outside in the first arrows of sunlight, and dropped the tcnt to get the pole. Light packs to-day, only the stove and camera. "'e mounted the bulge over camp, entered the sea of crcvasses--trapped squarely right off l I wcnt down only to my knees, but we took the warning, and for the next two hours prodded ahead for each step, while our arms ached and achcd. Four...show more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 971g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789091
  • 9781236789099