Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Had a brief talk

Another piblockto dog today.
    Everyone busy on preparations for their departure next week.
    This evening had a brief talk with the Eskimo men telling them what I proposed to do, what I expected of them, + what each man who went to the farthest point with me would get when he returned his boat, tent, Winchester repeater, shotgun, box tobacco, pipes, cartridges, numerous knives, hatchets etc.
    Conditions in this vicinity seem very different from 3 yrs. ago. Then there was abundance of water, now there appears to be none.   

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