The World of Ice
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The World of Ice

By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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  • R.M. Ballantyne
  • "The World of Ice"
    • Chapter One.
      • Some of the dramatis personae Introduced—Retrospective Glances—Causes of Future Effects—Our Hero’s Early Life at Sea—A Pirate—A Terrible Fight and its Consequences—Buzzby’s Helm Lashed Amidships—A Whaling Cruise Begun.
    • Some of the dramatis personae Introduced—Retrospective Glances—Causes of Future Effects—Our Hero’s Early Life at Sea—A Pirate—A Terrible Fight and its Consequences—Buzzby’s Helm Lashed Amidships—A Whaling Cruise Begun.
    • Chapter Two.
      • Departure of the Pole Star for the Frozen Seas—Sage reflections of Mrs Bright, and sagacious remarks of Buzzby—Anxieties, fears, surmises, and resolutions—Isobel—A search proposed—Departure of the Dolphin for the Far North.
    • Departure of the Pole Star for the Frozen Seas—Sage reflections of Mrs Bright, and sagacious remarks of Buzzby—Anxieties, fears, surmises, and resolutions—Isobel—A search proposed—Departure of the Dolphin for the Far North.
    • Chapter Three.
      • The voyage—The Dolphin and her Crew—Ice Ahead—Polar Scenes—Masthead Observations—The First Whale—Great Excitement.
    • The voyage—The Dolphin and her Crew—Ice Ahead—Polar Scenes—Masthead Observations—The First Whale—Great Excitement.
    • Chapter Four.
      • The Chase and the Battle—The Chances and Dangers of Whaling War—Buzzby dives for his Life and saves it—So does the Whale and loses it—An Anxious Night which terminates happily, though with a Heavy Loss.
    • The Chase and the Battle—The Chances and Dangers of Whaling War—Buzzby dives for his Life and saves it—So does the Whale and loses it—An Anxious Night which terminates happily, though with a Heavy Loss.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Miscellaneous Reflections—The Coast of Greenland—Uppernavik—News of the Pole Star—Midnight Day—Scientific Facts and Fairy-like Scenes—Tom Singleton’s opinion of Poor Old Women—In Danger of a Squeeze—Escape.
    • Miscellaneous Reflections—The Coast of Greenland—Uppernavik—News of the Pole Star—Midnight Day—Scientific Facts and Fairy-like Scenes—Tom Singleton’s opinion of Poor Old Women—In Danger of a Squeeze—Escape.
    • Chapter Six.
      • The Gale—Anchored to a Berg which proves to be a Treacherous one—Dangers of the “Pack”—Beset in the Ice—Mivins shows an Enquiring Mind—Walrus—Gale freshens—Chains and Cables—Holding on for Life—An Unexpected Discovery—A “Nip” and its Terrible Consequences—Yoked to an Iceberg.
    • The Gale—Anchored to a Berg which proves to be a Treacherous one—Dangers of the “Pack”—Beset in the Ice—Mivins shows an Enquiring Mind—Walrus—Gale freshens—Chains and Cables—Holding on for Life—An Unexpected Discovery—A “Nip” and its Terrible Consequences—Yoked to an Iceberg.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • New characters introduced—An Old Game under Novel Circumstances—Remarkable Appearances in the Sky—O’Riley meets with a Mishap.
    • New characters introduced—An Old Game under Novel Circumstances—Remarkable Appearances in the Sky—O’Riley meets with a Mishap.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Fred and the doctor go on an excursion, in which, among other strange things, they meet with red snow and a white bear, and Fred makes his first essay as a sportsman.
    • Fred and the doctor go on an excursion, in which, among other strange things, they meet with red snow and a white bear, and Fred makes his first essay as a sportsman.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • The Dolphin gets beset in the Ice—Preparations for Wintering in the Ice—Captain Guy’s Code of Laws.
    • The Dolphin gets beset in the Ice—Preparations for Wintering in the Ice—Captain Guy’s Code of Laws.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • Beginning of winter—Meetuck effects a remarkable change in the men’s appearance—Mossing, and working, and plans for a winter campaign.
    • Beginning of winter—Meetuck effects a remarkable change in the men’s appearance—Mossing, and working, and plans for a winter campaign.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • A Hunting Expedition, in the Course of which the Hunters meet with many Interesting, Dangerous, Peculiar, and Remarkable Experiences, and make Acquaintance with Seals, Walrus, Deer, and Rabbits.
    • A Hunting Expedition, in the Course of which the Hunters meet with many Interesting, Dangerous, Peculiar, and Remarkable Experiences, and make Acquaintance with Seals, Walrus, Deer, and Rabbits.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • A Dangerous Sleep interrupted—A Night in a Snow-Hut, and an Unpleasant Visitor—Snowed up.
    • A Dangerous Sleep interrupted—A Night in a Snow-Hut, and an Unpleasant Visitor—Snowed up.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • Journey resumed—The Hunters meet with Bears and have a Great Fight, in which the Dogs are Sufferers—A Bear’s Dinner—Mode in which Arctic Rocks travel—The Ice-belt.
    • Journey resumed—The Hunters meet with Bears and have a Great Fight, in which the Dogs are Sufferers—A Bear’s Dinner—Mode in which Arctic Rocks travel—The Ice-belt.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • Departure of the Sun—Effects of Darkness on Dogs—Winter Arrangements in the Interior of the Dolphin.
    • Departure of the Sun—Effects of Darkness on Dogs—Winter Arrangements in the Interior of the Dolphin.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • Strangers appear on the Scene—The Esquimaux are hospitably entertained by the Sailors—A Spirited Traffic—Thieving Propensities and Summary Justice.
    • Strangers appear on the Scene—The Esquimaux are hospitably entertained by the Sailors—A Spirited Traffic—Thieving Propensities and Summary Justice.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • The Arctic Theatre enlarged upon—Great Success of the First Play—The Esquimaux submit and become Fast Friends.
    • The Arctic Theatre enlarged upon—Great Success of the First Play—The Esquimaux submit and become Fast Friends.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • Expeditions on Foot—Effects of Darkness on Dogs and Men—The first Death—Caught in a Trap—The Esquimaux Camp.
    • Expeditions on Foot—Effects of Darkness on Dogs and Men—The first Death—Caught in a Trap—The Esquimaux Camp.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • The Hunting Party—Reckless Driving—A Desperate Encounter with a Walrus, etcetera.
    • The Hunting Party—Reckless Driving—A Desperate Encounter with a Walrus, etcetera.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • The Northern Party—A Narrow Escape, and a Great Discovery—Esquimaux again, and a Joyful Surprise.
    • The Northern Party—A Narrow Escape, and a Great Discovery—Esquimaux again, and a Joyful Surprise.
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • Keeping it Down—Mutual Explanations—Death—New-Year’s Day.
    • Keeping it Down—Mutual Explanations—Death—New-Year’s Day.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • First Gleam of Light—Trip to welcome the Sun—Bears and Strange Discoveries—O’Riley is Reckless—First View of the Sun.
    • First Gleam of Light—Trip to welcome the Sun—Bears and Strange Discoveries—O’Riley is Reckless—First View of the Sun.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • “The Arctic Sun”—Rats! Rats! Rats!—A Hunting-Party—Out on the Floes—Hardships.
    • “The Arctic Sun”—Rats! Rats! Rats!—A Hunting-Party—Out on the Floes—Hardships.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Unexpected Arrivals—The Rescue-Party—Lost and Found—Return to the Ship.
    • Unexpected Arrivals—The Rescue-Party—Lost and Found—Return to the Ship.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • Winter ends—The First Insect—Preparations for Departure—Narrow Escape—Cutting out—Once more Afloat—Ship on Fire—Crew take to the Boats.
    • Winter ends—The First Insect—Preparations for Departure—Narrow Escape—Cutting out—Once more Afloat—Ship on Fire—Crew take to the Boats.
    • Chapter Twenty Five.
      • Escape to Uppernavik—Letter from Home—Meetuck’s Grandmother—Dumps and Poker again.
    • Escape to Uppernavik—Letter from Home—Meetuck’s Grandmother—Dumps and Poker again.
    • Chapter Twenty Six.
      • The return—The surprise—Buzzby’s Sayings and Doings—The Narrative—Fighting Battles o’er again—Conclusion.
    • The return—The surprise—Buzzby’s Sayings and Doings—The Narrative—Fighting Battles o’er again—Conclusion.
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