Terre-Neuve et les Terre-Neuviennes

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Published: 1886
Language: French
Wordcount: 55,498 / 192 pg
Downloads: 295
Added to site: 2007.04.07
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Genre: Non-fiction
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rintemps avec le ciel bleu pâle, l'Océan argenté de glace et les hautes falaises endormies sous leur blanche fourrure. Mais, tout à coup, le vent se déchaîne brutalement et passe, tout frissonnant des froides caresses de la neige.

On s'aperçoit alors que le thermomètre marque 20° Fahrenheit au-dessous de zéro, et que le port et la mer sont gelés. Puis on entend un coup de canon: c'est le steamer apportant le courrier d'Europe. Comment fera-t-il pour arriver jusqu'au quai, à travers cette croûte de glace épaisse d'un pied et demi?

Le spectacle vaut la peine d'être vu, et même d'être raconté.

Il faut faire la brèche. Pour cela, le navire comme un bélier battant une tour s'élance à toute vapeur contre l'obstacle. Il le pénètre environ de toute sa longueur, et puis la résistance devient trop forte, et il faut prendre un nouvel &e

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