The life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane: and of other distinguished American explorers: containing narratives of their researches and adventures in remote and interesting portions of the globe

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J.W. Bradley, 1859 - 406 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 164 - River. Around us the whole scene had one main striking feature, which was that of terrible convulsion. Parallel to its length, the ridge was split into chasms and fissures, between which rose the thin, lofty walls, terminated with slender minarets and columns, which is correctly represented in the view from the camp on Island Lake.
الصفحة 182 - Carrying with us the barometer and other instruments, in the afternoon we ascended to the highest point of the island, — a bare, rocky peak, 800 feet above the lake. Standing on the summit...
الصفحة 163 - A stillness the most profound and a terrible solitude forced themselves constantly on the mind as the great features of the place. Here on the summit where the stillness was absolute, unbroken by any sound, and the...
الصفحة 80 - Access to an open Polar Sea, in connection with the search after Sir John Franklin and his companions.
الصفحة 161 - ... was a patch of good grass, and turned them loose to graze. During our rough ride to this place, they had exhibited a wonderful surefootedness. Parts of the defile were filled with angular, sharp fragments of rock, three or four and eight or ten...
الصفحة 180 - ... distended with air, and with pasted seams. Although the day was very calm, there was a considerable swell on the lake; and there were white patches of foam on the surface, which were slowly moving to the southward, indicating the set of a current in that direction, and recalling the recollection of the whirlpool stories.
الصفحة 213 - Even along the river bottoms the snow was already belly deep for the mules, frequently snowing in the valley and almost constantly in the mountains. The cold was extraordinary ; at the warmest hours of the day (between one and two) the thermometer...
الصفحة 161 - I had brought for the purpose, as now the use of our toes became necessary to a further advance.
الصفحة 162 - I had gratified the first feeling of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed a breath would hurl into the abyss below.
الصفحة 393 - I. — There shall be a perfect, permanent and universal peace, and a sincere and cordial amity between the United States of America on the one part, and the Empire of Japan on the other part, and between their people respectively, without exception of persons or places.

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