Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2

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Author: John Franklin
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,368 / 265 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: GB
Downloads: 684
Added to site: 2006.08.04
mnybks.net#: 14590
Origin: gutenberg.org
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sing their legs very slowly, but setting them down somewhat suddenly, after the manner of a deer, and always taking care to lift their right or left feet simultaneously. If any of the herd leave off feeding to gaze upon this extraordinary phenomenon, it instantly stops, and the head begins to play its part by licking its shoulders, and performing other necessary movements. In this way the hunters attain the very centre of the herd without exciting suspicion, and have leisure to single out the fattest. The hindmost man then pushes forward his comrade's gun, the head is dropt, and they both fire nearly at the same instant. The herd scampers off, the hunters trot after them; in a short time the poor animals halt to ascertain the cause of their terror, their foes stop at the same instant, and having loaded as they ran, greet the gazers with a second fatal discharge. The consternation of the deer increases, they run to and fro in the utmost confusion, and sometimes a great part of the herd is destroyed within the

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