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A Girl's Ride in Iceland

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,306 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: GB
Downloads: 824
Added to site: 2008.07.09
mnybks.net#: 21469
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ship before it was too late.

From H.M.S. "Worcester" we watched the anchor weighed, and as the boys manned the rigging of the two training ships, they sent up a tremendous roar of cheers. Flags were flying on every side, for several yachts had come to see the start. "God Save the Queen" sounded across the water from the land, and the sun came out and shone brightly as the stout whaler "Windward" steamed away with her party of Polar explorers in the best of spirits.

A couple of months hence they will be settling down in their winter quarters in Franz Josef Land, there to wait through the Arctic darkness for the return of the sun, when they will push on towards the North Pole, leaving a chain of depôts behind them.

Everyone must wish them "God speed."

They may meet Dr. Nansen, and Mr. Jackson was immensely amused when I handed him a letter for my good friend--addressed

DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN, NORTH POLE.

Kindly favoured by F. G. Jackson.

How strange i

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