Wild Adventures round the Pole The Cruise of the "Snowbird" Crew in the "Arrandoon"
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Wild Adventures round the Pole The Cruise of the "Snowbird" Crew in the "Arrandoon"

By Gordon Stables
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  • Gordon Stables
  • "Wild Adventures round the Pole"
  • "The Cruise of the "Snowbird" Crew in the "Arrandoon""
    • Chapter One.
      • The Twin Rivers—A Busy Scene—Old Friends with New Faces—The Building of the Great Ship—People’s Opinions—Ralph’s Highland Home.
    • The Twin Rivers—A Busy Scene—Old Friends with New Faces—The Building of the Great Ship—People’s Opinions—Ralph’s Highland Home.
    • Chapter Two.
      • The Dinner by the Lake—Rory’s Run Round Africa—The Return of the Wanderers.
    • The Dinner by the Lake—Rory’s Run Round Africa—The Return of the Wanderers.
    • Chapter Three.
      • Retrospection—Ralph’s Home in England—A Hearty if not Poetic Welcome.
    • Retrospection—Ralph’s Home in England—A Hearty if not Poetic Welcome.
    • Chapter Four.
      • Life at Leigh Hall—The Launch of the “Arrandoon”—Trial Trips—A Row and a Fight—“Freezing Powders.”
    • Life at Leigh Hall—The Launch of the “Arrandoon”—Trial Trips—A Row and a Fight—“Freezing Powders.”
    • Chapter Five.
      • Danger on the Deep—A Forest of Waterspouts—The “Arrandoon” is Swamped—The Warning.
    • Danger on the Deep—A Forest of Waterspouts—The “Arrandoon” is Swamped—The Warning.
    • Chapter Six.
      • A Life on the Ocean Wave—On the Rocks—Mystery—A Home on the Rolling Deep.
    • A Life on the Ocean Wave—On the Rocks—Mystery—A Home on the Rolling Deep.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • Sandie McFlail, M.D.—“Wha Wouldna’ be a Sea-Bird?”—The Girl Tells Her Strange Adventures—Nightfall on the Sea.
    • Sandie McFlail, M.D.—“Wha Wouldna’ be a Sea-Bird?”—The Girl Tells Her Strange Adventures—Nightfall on the Sea.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • A Gale from the Mountains—Daybreak in Iceland—The Great Balloon Ascent—Rory’s Yarn—The Snow-Cloud—The Pirate is Seen.
    • A Gale from the Mountains—Daybreak in Iceland—The Great Balloon Ascent—Rory’s Yarn—The Snow-Cloud—The Pirate is Seen.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • Mount Hekla—The Great Geyser—A Narrow Escape—The Search for the Pirate—McBain’s Little “Ruse de Guerre”—The Battle Begun.
    • Mount Hekla—The Great Geyser—A Narrow Escape—The Search for the Pirate—McBain’s Little “Ruse de Guerre”—The Battle Begun.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • “Down with the Red Flag and up with the Black!”—Victory—An Old Acquaintance—Hie, for the North.
    • “Down with the Red Flag and up with the Black!”—Victory—An Old Acquaintance—Hie, for the North.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • The Voyage Resumed—A Pleasant Evening—“Those Rushing Winds”—The “Arrandoon” Grows Saucy—The Doctor Spread-Eagled—A School of Whales.
    • The Voyage Resumed—A Pleasant Evening—“Those Rushing Winds”—The “Arrandoon” Grows Saucy—The Doctor Spread-Eagled—A School of Whales.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • The Isle of Jan Mayen—Retrospection—The Sea of Ice—The Deserted Village—Carried off by a Bear—Dancing for Dear Life.
    • The Isle of Jan Mayen—Retrospection—The Sea of Ice—The Deserted Village—Carried off by a Bear—Dancing for Dear Life.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • More about Freezing Powders—“Perseverando”—Dining in the Sky—The Descent of the Crater.
    • More about Freezing Powders—“Perseverando”—Dining in the Sky—The Descent of the Crater.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • Anxious Hours—Exploration of the Mountain Cavern—The Cave of the King of Ice, and Ghouls of a Thousand Winters—Transformation Scenes—Snowblind—Lost.
    • Anxious Hours—Exploration of the Mountain Cavern—The Cave of the King of Ice, and Ghouls of a Thousand Winters—Transformation Scenes—Snowblind—Lost.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • The “Arrandoon” Anchors to the “Floe”—The Visit to the “Canny Scotia”—Silas Grig—A Sad Scene—Rory Relieves His Feelings—Strangers Coming from the Far West.
    • The “Arrandoon” Anchors to the “Floe”—The Visit to the “Canny Scotia”—Silas Grig—A Sad Scene—Rory Relieves His Feelings—Strangers Coming from the Far West.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • Silas Grig’s Dinner-Party—A New Member of the Malacopterygii—The Storm on the Sea of Ice—Break-up of the Main Pack—Roughing it at Sea.
    • Silas Grig’s Dinner-Party—A New Member of the Malacopterygii—The Storm on the Sea of Ice—Break-up of the Main Pack—Roughing it at Sea.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • The Storm—The “Canny Scotia” in Distress—Rum, Mutiny, Anarchy, and Death—Saved—Adventure with a She-Bear—Capture of the Young.
    • The Storm—The “Canny Scotia” in Distress—Rum, Mutiny, Anarchy, and Death—Saved—Adventure with a She-Bear—Capture of the Young.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • A New Arrival—The Dogs—Trapper Seth Becomes Kennel-Man—Preparations for a Great Seal Hunt—The Greenland Bear.
    • A New Arrival—The Dogs—Trapper Seth Becomes Kennel-Man—Preparations for a Great Seal Hunt—The Greenland Bear.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • “Silas Grig, His Yarn”—The White Whale—Afloat on an Iceberg—A Dreary Journey—Bear Adventures—“The Seals! The Seals!”
    • “Silas Grig, His Yarn”—The White Whale—Afloat on an Iceberg—A Dreary Journey—Bear Adventures—“The Seals! The Seals!”
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • Seal-Stalking—A Glorious Day’s Sport—Piper Peter and the Bear—A Strange Duet—The Seal-Stalkers’ Return.
    • Seal-Stalking—A Glorious Day’s Sport—Piper Peter and the Bear—A Strange Duet—The Seal-Stalkers’ Return.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • The Coming Frost—Silas Warns the “Arrandoon” of Danger—Forging Through the Ice—Beset—A Strange and Alarming Accident.
    • The Coming Frost—Silas Warns the “Arrandoon” of Danger—Forging Through the Ice—Beset—A Strange and Alarming Accident.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • Captain Cobb Retires—More Torpedoing—The Great Ice-Hole—Strange Sport—The Terrible Zugaena—The Death Struggle.
    • Captain Cobb Retires—More Torpedoing—The Great Ice-Hole—Strange Sport—The Terrible Zugaena—The Death Struggle.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Rory’s Reverie—Silas on the Scymnus Borealis—The Battle with the Sharks—Rory Gets in for it again—Thrown among the Sharks.
    • Rory’s Reverie—Silas on the Scymnus Borealis—The Battle with the Sharks—Rory Gets in for it again—Thrown among the Sharks.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • May-Day in the Arctic Regions.
    • May-Day in the Arctic Regions.
    • Chapter Twenty Five.
      • Breaking Up of the Great Ice Pack—In the Nips—The “Canny Scotia” on her Beam-Ends—Staving of the “Arrandoon.”
    • Breaking Up of the Great Ice Pack—In the Nips—The “Canny Scotia” on her Beam-Ends—Staving of the “Arrandoon.”
    • Chapter Twenty Six.
      • An Adventure on the Pack—Separated from the Ship—Despair—The Dream of Home—Under Way Once More.
    • An Adventure on the Pack—Separated from the Ship—Despair—The Dream of Home—Under Way Once More.
    • Chapter Twenty Seven.
      • Working along the Pack Edge—Among the Seals again—A Bumper Ship—Adventures on the Ice—Ted Wilson’s Promotion.
    • Working along the Pack Edge—Among the Seals again—A Bumper Ship—Adventures on the Ice—Ted Wilson’s Promotion.
    • Chapter Twenty Eight.
      • A Wonderful Yankee—“Making Off” Skins—Preparing to “Bear up”—The Summer Home of the Giant Walrus—The Ships Part.
    • A Wonderful Yankee—“Making Off” Skins—Preparing to “Bear up”—The Summer Home of the Giant Walrus—The Ships Part.
    • Chapter Twenty Nine.
      • Northward Ho!—Hoisting Beacons—The White Fog—The Great Sea-Serpent.
    • Northward Ho!—Hoisting Beacons—The White Fog—The Great Sea-Serpent.
    • Chapter Thirty.
      • Land Ho! The Isle of Desolation—The Last Blink of Sunshine—The Aurora Borealis—Strange Adventure with a Bear.
    • Land Ho! The Isle of Desolation—The Last Blink of Sunshine—The Aurora Borealis—Strange Adventure with a Bear.
    • Chapter Thirty One.
      • A Council—Preparing for Winter Quarters—The Isle of Alba and its Mammoth Caves—Magnus’s Tale—At his Boy’s Grave.
    • A Council—Preparing for Winter Quarters—The Isle of Alba and its Mammoth Caves—Magnus’s Tale—At his Boy’s Grave.
    • Chapter Thirty Two.
      • The Terrible Snowstorm—Something Like an Aquarium—The Mammoth Caves and their Startling Treasures—The Journey Polewards—Collapse of the Balloon—“God Save The Queen.”
    • The Terrible Snowstorm—Something Like an Aquarium—The Mammoth Caves and their Startling Treasures—The Journey Polewards—Collapse of the Balloon—“God Save The Queen.”
    • Chapter Thirty Three.
      • Another Winter at the Pole—Christmas Day—The Curtain rises on the Last Act—Sickness—Death—Despair.
    • Another Winter at the Pole—Christmas Day—The Curtain rises on the Last Act—Sickness—Death—Despair.
    • Chapter Thirty Four.
      • A Sailor’s Cottage—The Telegram—“Something’s in the Wind”—The Good Yacht “Polar Star”—Hope for the Wanderers.
    • A Sailor’s Cottage—The Telegram—“Something’s in the Wind”—The Good Yacht “Polar Star”—Hope for the Wanderers.
    • Chapter Thirty Five.
      • The Rescue—Homeward Bound—All’s Well that Ends Well.
    • The Rescue—Homeward Bound—All’s Well that Ends Well.
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