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Young Alaskans in the Far North

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Author: Emerson Hough
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,694 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.8
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Young Alaskans
Downloads: 784
Added to site: 2009.05.05 24074

Here is a splendid adventure book for boys, the fourth in this extremely popular series. The three lads start on an exploring trip with a big explorer. Starting from Athabasca up the Mackenzie River they take in the Yukon and Klondike country, meeting with many adventures on the way.

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of the recent laughter of his companions at his eagerness.

"Well, that's hard to say," replied his elder relative. "I'd like to start to-morrow morning. It all depends on the stage of the water. If a flood came down the Athabasca to-morrow you'd see pretty much every breed in that saloon over there stop drinking and hurry to the scows."

"What's that got to do with it?" asked John.

"Well, when the river goes up the scows can run the Grand Rapids, down below here, without unloading, or at least without unloading everything. If the river is low so that the rocks stand out, the men have to portage every pound of the brigade stuff. The Grand Rapids are bad, let me tell you that! It is only within the last fifty years that any one has ever tried to run them. I'll show you the man who first went through--an old man now over seventy; but he was a young chap when he first tried it. Well, he found that he could get through, so he tried it over again. He and others have been guiding on thos



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