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The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras   By: (1828-1905)

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CAPTAIN HATTERAS.

[Illustration]

JULES VERNE.

[Frontispiece: "The brig was tossed about like a child's toy." Page 134.]

THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HATTERAS.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF JULES VERNE.

WITH TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY RIOU .

BOSTON: JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY, LATE TICKNOR & FIELDS, AND FIELDS, OSGOOD, & CO. 1876.

COPYRIGHT, 1874. BY JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO.

UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & CO., CAMBRIDGE.

CONTENTS.

PART I. THE ENGLISH AT THE NORTH POLE.

CHAPTER PAGE I. THE FORWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

II. AN UNEXPECTED LETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

III. DR. CLAWBONNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

IV. THE DOG CAPTAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

V. AT SEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

VI. THE GREAT POLAR CURRENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

VII. THE ENTRANCE OF DAVIS STRAIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

VIII. THE TALK OF THE CREW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

IX. ANOTHER LETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

X. DANGEROUS SAILING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

XI. THE DEVIL'S THUMB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

XII. CAPTAIN HATTERAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

XIII. THE CAPTAIN'S PLANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

XIV. THE EXPEDITIONS IN SEARCH OF FRANKLIN . . . . . . . . . . 102

XV. THE FORWARD DRIVEN SOUTHWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

XVI. THE MAGNETIC POLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

XVII. THE FATE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

XVIII. THE WAY NORTHWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

XIX. A WHALE IN SIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

XX. BEECHEY ISLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

XXI. THE DEATH OF BELLOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

XXII. THE FIRST SIGNS OF MUTINY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

XXIII. ATTACKED BY THE ICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

XXIV. PREPARATIONS FOR WINTERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

XXV. ONE OF JAMES ROSS'S FOXES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

XXVI. THE LAST PIECE OF COAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

XXVII. THE GREAT COLD AT CHRISTMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

XXVIII. PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

XXIX. ACROSS THE ICE FIELDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

XXX. THE CAIRN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

XXXI. THE DEATH OF SIMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

XXXII. THE RETURN TO THE FORWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

PART II. THE DESERT OF ICE.

I. THE DOCTOR'S INVENTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

II. ALTAMONT'S FIRST WORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242

III. SEVENTEEN DAYS OF LAND JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

IV. THE LAST CHARGE OF POWDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

V. THE SEAL AND THE BEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

VI. THE PORPOISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

VII. A DISCUSSION ABOUT CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

VIII. EXCURSION TO THE NORTH OF VICTORIA BAY . . . . . . . . . 291

IX. COLD AND HEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

X. THE PLEASURES OF WINTER QUARTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

XI. DISQUIETING TRACES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

XII. THE ICE PRISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

XIII. THE MINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Continue reading book >>




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