Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Kind enough to wait

A fine drizzling rain nearly all day. Went up with the Capt. to put in a new ferry by using a smaller boat in a narrower part of the stream. Our large bateau is just the thing. We fastened her to a bridle fastened to both banks and she works like a charm.
    While waiting for the women to help them across I walked up to the tern colony. There among the terns I detected again my strange bird. Came back to ship after the shot gun and hurried up again. He was kind enough to wait for me so I got him alive, wounding him slightly in the wing.  

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