The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R. N. Knt. to the Arctic Regions; For the Discovery of a North West Passage Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-

The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R. N. Knt. to the Arctic Regions; For the Discovery of a North West Passage Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...huts, the dog instantly knew the one in which his former master had died, and immediately entered it, smelling and looking about, as if he were in search of some object, that had been there, and which he wished to find there again. The whole place was a scene of desolation, and the sailors not being willing to indulge in the melancholy mood, soon took their departure. The son of Illictu, in the mean time, had been trying every stratagem to entice the dog towards him, and taking the advantage of a particular opportunity, darted off. calling' the dog after him. The animal had not forgotten hi early associates, and preferred them to those, into whose hamlhe had been transferred; seizing therefore the first chance, that had presented itself of emancipating himself from the dominion of his new governors, he followed the son of Illictu, and a general chase was the consequence. The English sailors, as the pursuers, were not exactly clad to fit them for swift running oer hummocks of ice, nor from the comparatively inactive mode of life, to which they had been accustomed for the last five months, were they in sufficient breath to continue the chase for any length of time. On the other hand, it was a terrain to which the Esquimaux had been accustomed from his infancy, his seal skin shoes were well calculated to prevent him from slipping, and the sailors soon found that they had no chance of coming up to their competitors; fearing also that the chase might lead them to such a distance from the ship as to prevent them reaching it before the darkness set in, they very prudently declined the chase, being well assured that the means were in their power of recovering the dog, by the simple refusal of dealing with the natives for any of their articles, until the...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651332
  • 9781236651334