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" These spaces too were generally choked with light snow, hiding the openings between the ice-.fragments. They were fearful traps to disengage a limb from, for every man knew that a fracture or a sprain even would cost him his life. Besides all this, the... "
The Far North: Explorations in the Arctic Regions - Page 70
by Elisha Kent Kane - 1865 - 228 pages
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the james missionary record and sabbath scholars magazine in connexion with ...

paton and richie, ediburgh - 1854
...so uniformly steep that we had to turn them by a considerable SEPT. 1] JUVENILE MISSIONARY RECORD. deviation from our direct course; others that we forced...by hope, walked steadily at the leading belt of the sledge-lines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of the day before, where...
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ARTIC ADVENTURE BY SEA AND LAND

SIR. JOHN FRANKLIN - 1857
...part of our track lay among a succession of hummocks ; some of them extended in long lines fifteen and twenty feet high, and so uniformly steep that we had...admirably. Ohlsen, restored by hope, walked steadily at the leading-belt of the sledge-lines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of...
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Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being ...

Samuel Mosheim Smucker - Arctic regions - 1857 - 517 pages
...part of our track lay among a succession of hummocks ; some of them extended in long lines fifteen and twenty feet high, and so uniformly steep that we had...admirably. Ohlsen, restored by hope, walked steadily at the leading-belt of the sledge-lines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of...
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Arctic Explorations

Elisha Kent Kane - 1857
...Besides all this, the sledge was topheavy with its load: the maimed men could not bear VOL. I.—13 to be lashed down tight enough to secure them against...by hope, walked steadily at the leading belt of the sledge-lines; and I began to feel certain of reaching our halfway station of the day before, where...
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Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of ..., Volume 1

Elisha Kent Kane - Grinnell Expedition - 1856 - 931 pages
...sledge was topheavy with its load : the maimed men could not bear VoL. I.— 13 194 SUDDEN SUCCUMBING. to be lashed down tight enough to secure them against...by hope, walked steadily at the leading belt of the sledge-lines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our halfway station of the day before, where...
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ADVENTURES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICANS;

HENRY HOWE - 1859
...a limb from ; for every man knew that a fracture, or a sprain even, would cost him his life. Beside all this, the sledge was top-heavy with its load;...admirably. Ohlsen, restored by hope, walked steadily at the leading-belt of the sledgelines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of the...
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Adventures and Achievements of Americans: A Series of Narratives ...

Henry Howe - United States - 1861 - 732 pages
...a limb from ; for every man knew that a fracture, or a sprain even, would cost him his life. Beside all this, the sledge was top-heavy with its load ;...admirably. Ohlsen, restored by hope, walked steadily at the leading-belt of the sledgelines ; and I began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of the...
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The Progressive Third Reader: For Public and Private Schools : Containing ...

Salem Town, Nelson M. Holbrook - Readers - 1864 - 320 pages
...uniformly steep that we had to turn around them by a considerable deviation from our direct course. 8. Notwithstanding our caution in rejecting every superfluous...reached the new floes* before we were absolutely weary. 9. I now began to feel certain of reaching our half-way station of the day before, where we had left...
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The Shipwrecked mariner

1872
...disengage a limb from, for every man knew that a fracture or a sprain even, would cost him his life. We made, by vigorous pulls and lifts, nearly a mile an hour, bat we were still nine miles from our half-way station, when, almost without premonition, we all became...
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The sea: its stirring story of adventure, peril & heroism. [4 vols., publ ...

Frederick Whymper - 1877 - 320 pages
...the sledge. Although they left all superfluous articles behind, the load was eleven hundred pounds. " We made by vigorous pulls and lifts nearly a mile an hour. Almost without premonition, we all became aware of an alarming failure of our energies. I was of course...
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