And all this happened far away to the north, beyond Labrador, beyond Hudson's Strait, where the great tides heave the ice
about, north of Melville Peninsula--north even of the narrow Fury and Hecla Straits--on the north shore of Baffin Land, where Bylot's Island stands above the ice
of Lancaster Sound like a pudding-bowl wrong side up.
surrounded us on all sides, and closed the horizon.
Then, turning about the corner of a wall-like outcropping of granite, we came upon a smooth area of two or three acres before the base of the towering pile of ice
and rock that had baffled us for days, and before us beheld the dark and cavernous mouth of a cave.
It was, in fact, a sledge, like that we had seen before, which had drifted towards us in the night on a large fragment of ice
Then little Gerda shed burning tears; and they fell on his bosom, they penetrated to his heart, they thawed the lumps of ice
, and consumed the splinters of the looking-glass; he looked at her, and she sang the hymn:
They toiled up, and up, and still up; they passed the Grand Plateau; then toiled up a steep shoulder of the mountain, clinging like flies to its rugged face; and now they were confronted by a tremendous wall from which great blocks of ice
and snow were evidently in the habit of falling.
This is a beautiful and very fertile valley, about twenty miles long and five or six broad; a bright cold stream called the Fourche de Glace, or Ice
River, runs through it.
If not, the meat freezes so solidly as to turn the edge of the sharpest knife, and a three-hundred-pound bear, frozen stiff, is no easy thing to put upon a sled and haul over the rough ice
As day broke clear and cold, they entered the river, with behind them a sea of ice
Levin rose to his feet, took off his overcoat, and scurrying over the rough ice
round the hut, came out on the smooth ice
and skated without effort, as it were, by simple exercise of will, increasing and slackening speed and turning his course.
Thus, Kama saw when more ice
was needed and went and got it, while a snowshoe, pushed over by the lunge of a dog, was stuck on end again by Daylight.
4000 feet in height, in the latitude of Cumberland, with every valley filled with streams of ice
descending to the sea-coast.