From: Luke Chase <email@example.com>
Date: Jul 31, 2006 5:29 PM
His onlychance was to bluff high,
and, since he didnt much care whathappened to him, he succeeded.
At first hechoked down the thought, but all that miserable winter
it grew uponhim. But it made me feel very near the edge of the world.
It took me a year to screw up my courage todo what I knew was my
manifest duty. Notbeing accustomed to the pick, these were one mass
of sores. I laughed to think that I had found a streak ofsuperstition
in the granite John. McNee wasin his element, but Jim was no more
use than a sick pup. Youdbetter put up at an hotel till you can
find a flat. It had been drawn up high and dry, and its painter
secured toa substantial boulder. It looked like throwing up the
sponge and confessing that myexpedition had been a farce. Hisemployment
was not continuous, and between jobs he must have nearlystarved.
Yousee, every moment I was becoming
more childish. I cabled him a hundredpounds, and told him to come
along. A host of fieldfares settled gentlyon the south part of the
skerry. At that time I was pretty well read in the sagas, and had
taughtmyself Icelandic for the purpose. In parts it narrowed to
a few yards width, and the lowerlevels must often have been awash.
Jim wasshowing a kind of courage several grades ahead of old Jonahs.
It was a nasty situation, and it shook Jim out of his privatevexations.
Notbeing accustomed to the pick, these were one mass of sores. The
river on which the camp lay was the famous Maouchi,and twelvemiles
down on the St. A host of fieldfares settled gentlyon the south
part of the skerry. Once he had almost ahappy day, when he saw his
first moose. IXSKULE SKERRYANTHONY HURRELLS STORYWhos there, besides
foul weather? Yell maybe want to come off, he said, and the boat
will maybeno be there.