Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Where we do not want it

Had a fire last night in the igloo – where we did not want it. The lining caught fire around the stove pipe. Quite a large hole was melted in the roof, so when I was called at 7.30 I found it very cold. I have given up cooking on our big stove, find the oil stoves much better. Eging-wah has made s wooden collar for our pipe. Gave the Inuits a lunch tonight which makes them happy. Fifteen minute observations all through my watch.

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