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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)

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Image from page 245 of “Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55” (1856)
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Title: Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
Subjects: Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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hATlVE SLEDGE, (KOOMETIK,>—CELLULAR BONE OF WHALE. ments of porous bone, admirably knit together bythongs of hide; the runners, which glistened like bur-nished steel, were of highly-polished ivory, obtainedfrom the tusks of the walrus. The only arms they carried were knives, concealedin their boots; but their lances, which were lashed tothe sledges, were quite a formidable weapon. Thestaff was of the horn of the narwhal, or else of thethigh-bones of the bear, two lashed together, or some-times the mirabilis of the walrus, three or four of them 20G THEIR EQUIPMENT. united. This last was a favorite material also for thecross-bars of their sledges. They had no wood. Asingle rusty hoop from a current-drifted cask mighthave furnished all the knives of the party; but the

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HOOP-IRON KNIFE, (S E V 1 K ) fleam-shaped tips of their lances were of unmistakablesteel, and were riveted to the tapering bony pointwith no mean skill. I learned afterward that themetal was obtained in traffic from the more southerntribes.

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Image from page 326 of “History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portrai
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Title: History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, and over one hundred illustrations
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) Smith, John L., b. 1846
Subjects: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) United States — History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa., J. L. Smith
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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ject of the war. Though trulyloyal Adams county Pennsylvanians, they had heard but little,and knew nothing except as the attendant scenes of the latebattle brought them to a realizing sense of its terrors. Smith,in the course of the conversation, pushing and inquisitive, andhaving noticed how the male sex was conspicuously absent,graciously turned to the elderly one of the four and, assumingthat she was the mother of the other three, in a tone of condo-lence remarked, By the way, madam, I assume you are awidow, and with all these cares upon you in these troubloustimes your task is by no means a light one. It was too muchfor them. Hitherto controlled solely by mercenary motives,and forgetful of their loss, in a traffic which yielded such tre-mendous profits, the interrogation revived the remembrance ofa dear and absent father, and, all bursting into tears, they man-aged to stammer out an explanation. When the head of the.•enemys column had appeared in that vicinity a few days before,

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CoKP. John L. Smith, NEW YORK C LIBRARY, ASTOR, LENOX ANDTILDEN FOUNDATIONS. — 277 — the good man, husband .uid father tliat he was, prompted whollyby a motive to save his goods and chattels from destruction,spoliation and seizure, announced himself as heartily in sym-pathy with the Confederate cause, and ready to serve it in anycapacity for which he might be fitted. Good for you, myman, said the general officer whom he made his confidant,and promptly equipping him with cartridge-box and rifle, heforced him into the ranks, and that was the last the)- had seenor heard of him. They would not be comforted nor cease theirweeping until the appearance of the shekels again consoled theirmisfortune, and the bargain and the interview closed cheerfullywhen the goose was boiled, the bread done, and all the articlespaid for. Whether the old man ever returned, and if so, in whatcondition, was never subsequently ascertained. Smith returned to the camp in the waning of the afternoonand, proud as

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Image from page 253 of “Explorations and adventures in the wilds of Africa;” (1909)

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Title: Explorations and adventures in the wilds of Africa;
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Wilson, James Russell
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Publisher: [Philadelphia?]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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fall I was actually left alonein my house with my boys, both of whom were anxious to be off.Adventures of Andersscn. Another explorer who has gained a world-wide fame and deserves totoe ranked with such heroes as Stanley, Emin Pasha, Speke and Grant,and others, is Andersson, who gives us a graphic account of his travelstSeveral of his remarkable experiences we here reproduce, and the readerwill doubtless confirm the opinion that these are of special interest. Oneextraordinary part of his travels in the Tropics relates to the privationsand sufferings which he and his party underwent from lack of water.The reader must remember that travellers in the Tropics very often suffer GALAXY OF RENOWNED EXPLORERS. 255 from extreme thirst. Anderssons experience in this respect is one of the most remarkable on record. The following is his vivid account of it, On the second evening, or on the third after leaving Okaoa, I saw the guides suddenly halt and look about them, as if undecided how to pn>

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A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. Seed. They had a short time previously declared that we should <eac!water that night. My suspicions were therefore at once aroused, orrather my heart misgave me. Surely, I muttered to myself, the fel-lows are trying to deceive us, or they have lost their way ! The oneconjecture was as bad as the other. For a few seconds I remained 256 WONDERS OF THE TROPICS. silent; but, seeing them still wavering, I advanced, and in a voice tremtvling with rage and distress, thundered out, Where is the water, men ? adding, with my fowling-piece presented at the head of the acting guide, If you dont bring us to water before noon to-morrow, you die. Pro-ceed. It soon became obvious, however, that they had lost themselves, andthat, under such circumstances, threats would only tend still more toConfuse them. I consequently, as they were wandering to and fro likemen groping in the dark, and the night was fast closing upon us,sounded a halt to bivouac. That night was perhaps the mos

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Image from page 45 of “Book of the Royal blue” (1897)
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Title: Book of the Royal blue
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Baltimore and Ohio railroad company. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Middle Atlantic States — Description and travel
Publisher: Baltimore
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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Image from page 11 of “Smith’s hand-book and guide in Philadelphia : containing a general view of the city, its government, public buildings, educational, literary, ecclesiastical, scientific, and benevolent institutions, places of public amusements, rail
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Title: Smith’s hand-book and guide in Philadelphia : containing a general view of the city, its government, public buildings, educational, literary, ecclesiastical, scientific, and benevolent institutions, places of public amusements, railroads, and routes from, and in the city, hotels, public parks, and cemeteries, and a new map
Year: 1871 (1870s)
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Publisher: Philadelphia : G. Delp
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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