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Fridtjof Nansen

Jacob B Bull

Published March 24th 2015
ISBN : 9781506011561
Paperback
90 pages
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[...] That year the Viking did not meet with great success among the seals, for the season was rather too advanced by the time she reached the sealing-grounds. But all the more did Nansen get to learn about the Arctic sea- and of the immense waste ofMore[...] That year the Viking did not meet with great success among the seals, for the season was rather too advanced by the time she reached the sealing-grounds. But all the more did Nansen get to learn about the Arctic sea- and of the immense waste of waters of that free, lonely ocean, his inmost being drank in refreshing draughts. On May 2, Spitzbergen was sighted, and on the 25th they were off the coast of Iceland, where Nansen for a while planted his foot once more on firm land. But their stay there was short, and soon they were off to sea again, and in among the seals. And now the continual report of guns sounded all around- the crew singing and shouting- flaying seals and boiling the blubber-a life forsooth of busy activity. Toward the end of June the Viking got frozen in off the East Greenland coast, where she lay imprisoned a whole month, unfortunately during the best of the sealing season- a loss, indeed, to the owners, but a gain for Nansen, who now for the first time in his life got his full enjoyment in the chase of the polar bear.[...].