John Muir


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or boy. “Ooh, ooch, ooch,” they said, while urging them along. Some had a bitch a few yards ahead to attract the team. They dragged the canoe with perhaps 2 tons altogether at 2 ½ miles per hour. When they came to a sheer bluff the dogs swam and the drivers got into the canoe until the beach again admitted of tracking. The canoe that had no dogs was paddled and rowed by both men and women. One woman, pulling on oar on the starboard bow, was naked to the waist. They came from Point Hope, and arrived at a camping-ground on the edge of a stream opposite the Corwin anchorage, last evening. This morning they had 8 tents and all the food, canoes, arms, dogs, babies, and rubbish that belongs to a village. The encampment looked like a settled village that had grown up by enchantment. Only one was left after ten in the morning,

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