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The Young Alaskans   By: (1857-1923)

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THE YOUNG ALASKANS

by

EMERSON HOUGH

Author of "The Story of the Cowboy" "The Mississippi Bubble" Etc. Etc.

Illustrated

Harper & Brothers Publishers New York and London MCMVIII

Copyright, 1908, by Harper & Brothers. All rights reserved. Published October, 1908.

[Illustration: See p 66 SUDDENLY DROPPING TO HIS KNEE HE FIRED WITHOUT LONGER HESITATION]

CONTENTS

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I. AT HOME IN ALASKA 1 II. AFLOAT ON THE PACIFIC 7 III. THE JOURNEY TO THE NORTH 16 IV. LOST IN THE FOG 23 V. THE MISSING DORY 28 VI. ADRIFT ON THE OCEAN 35 VII. THE HUT ON THE BEACH 41 VIII. THE SALMON RUN 49 IX. THE BIG BEAR OF KADIAK 58 X. THE SAVAGE REFUGEE 68 XI. A TROUBLESOME PRISONER 76 XII. WAYS OF THE WILDERNESS 80 XIII. MAKING A LIVING 93 XIV. THE SURPRISE 101 XV. THE WHALE HUNT 111 XVI. THE MISSING PRISONER 122 XVII. THE ALEUT BOY 126 XVIII. UNWELCOME VISITORS 130 XIX. HOPE DEFERRED 136 XX. THE SILVER GRAY FOX 143 XXI. AN ALEUT GOOSE HUNT 159 XXII. SPORT WITH THE SALMON 170 XXIII. AMONG THE EAGLES 182 XXIV. AN ADVENTURE ON THE GULL ROCKS 191 XXV. CRIPPLES' CASTLE 207 XXVI. THE JOURNEY AND THE STORM 223 XXVII. THE MAN HUNT 245 XXVIII. A HUNT FOR SEA OTTER 255 XXIX. UNCERTAINTY 263 XXX. "BLOWN OUT TO SEA!" 271 XXXI. THE SEARCH PARTY 276 XXXII. THE DESERTED CAMP 282 XXXIII. SAVED! 287

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SUDDENLY DROPPING TO HIS KNEE HE FIRED WITHOUT HESITATION Frontispiece

HE SHIFTED HIS GUN TO HIS LEFT HAND AND HELD OUT HIS RIGHT WITH A SMILE Facing p. 102

THE ALEUT BOY LAUNCHED HIS MISSILE INTO THE MASS OF FLYING FOWL " 164

BOTH OTTER AND ARROW HAD DISAPPEARED, BUT THE ALEUT SAT WAITING GRIMLY " 260

THE YOUNG ALASKANS

I

AT HOME IN ALASKA

"Steamboat! Steamboat!"

Rob McIntyre had been angling for codfish at the top of Valdez dock for the past half hour. Now, hearing the hoarse boom of the ocean vessel's whistle out in the fog bank which covered the mouth of the harbor, he pulled in his fishing line, hurriedly threw together his heap of flapping fish, and, turning, sent shoreward the cry always welcome to dwellers in Alaska coast towns.

"Steamboat! Steamboat!" Some one at the freight office on Valdez dock heard him and repeated the cry. Again and again it was passed from one to another along the half mile of high sidewalk which led from the dock to the town. Soon in every corner of the streets of Valdez there resounded the call: "Steamboat! Steamboat!"

Now there came to the ears of all the low, hoarse boom of the steamer's whistle. The great vessel was lying out somewhere in the fog, nosing her way in carefully, taking care not to touch any of the hidden rocks which line the Alaskan shores... Continue reading book >>




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