Through Arctic Lapland

Through Arctic Lapland

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"[...]timber business; there are no metals or fuels to dig from the earth; there are no inducements to weave or carry on any of the manufactures of a more gentle clime. The sea is the only field which yields the Vardo man a harvest, and from the sea he reaps it with unremitting industry. Finns, Russians, Norwegians, Samoyedes, Lapps, all join in the work and bring their catch, in clumsy yots, and square-sailed viking boats, and the other weird unhandy craft of the North, in past the concrete wall of Vardo harbour, and run alongside the smelling warehouses which are built on piles at the water-side, and send it ashore all slimy and glistening, and then go off to dangle bait in the chill inhospitable seas for more. The men of the town, and the women, gut the fish, and leave the entrails to rot in the streets, or under the wharfs, or in the harbour water; and then the[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507565690
  • 9781507565698

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