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A Daughter of the Snows

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Author: Jack London
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,640 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,582
Added to site: 2006.03.08
mnybks.net#: 13076
Origin: gutenberg.org

London's first novel introduces the strong, independent, well-educated heroine that would run through much of his work.

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old Dyea River and gored its banks deeper for the men who were to follow.

The doorway of the store, through which she had once run out and in, and where she had looked with awe at the unusual sight of a stray trapper or fur-trader, was now packed with a clamorous throng of men. Where of old one letter waiting a claimant was a thing of wonder, she now saw, by peering through the window, the mail heaped up from floor to ceiling. And it was for this mail the men were clamoring so insistently. Before the store, by the scales, was another crowd. An Indian threw his pack upon the scales, the white owner jotted down the weight in a note-book, and another pack was thrown on. Each pack was in the straps, ready for the packer's back and the precarious journey over the Chilcoot. Frona edged in closer. She was interested in freights. She remembered in her day when the solitary prospector or trader had his outfit packed over for six cents,--one hundred and twenty dollars a ton.

The tenderfoot who was weighin

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