Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Arctic children

Have been developing pictures nearly all day finishing up everything for Commander. Took a long walk up the trail tonight – a beautiful sight with the fool moon in the east throwing long shadows of pointed floe bergs upon the ice foot. Off in the distance I could hear the long doleful howling of a stray dog or wolf. As our dogs caught the sound they took it up with a low whining gradually increasing to one long prolonged howl. As I came back I heard the laughter and shouts of children and women playing games on the ice foot. Altho it was 6 below zero these arctic children played as children at home in August.

 

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