Travels in Kamtchatka and Siberia: With a Narrative of a Residence in China, Bind 1

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Henry Colburn, & R. Bentley, 1830
 

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Side 264 - ... we drew him upon the raft, half drowned. As the current was running at the rate of six or seven miles an hour, we were carried more than half a verst down before we gained the shore ; the other Chinese and the Karaikee crying out aloud for assistance. I ran up the shore as quickly as possible, taking a long pole with me, and leaving the Cossack to take care of the raft and the young Chinese. When I arrived at the spot, my Chinese cook informed me he had seized my...
Side 79 - They pay one another visits, which last for a month or six weeks, until the generous host, finding his stock of provisions exhausted, is forced to give a hint to his guest to take his departure. This is managed by presenting to him at dinner a dish called...
Side 96 - For a long distance," added he, " there is no house, or hut, or any sort of shelter : therefore order your people to push on, and keep close together; for if the Karaikees are here, they will be on the middle of the moor, but yet a considerable distance from us." Knowing how well the natives of that country understand the weather, although I could see nothing that indicated a storm, I gave orders as he directed, and he led the way with his own dogs. These, he said, were his hunting dogs, and could...
Side 109 - Zachar, who had already thrown off his parka, now unbuttoned his shirt, exposed his breast, and ordering the crowd to stand aside, advanced boldly up to the Karaikee ', and then with a terrible voice, and an undaunted countenance, he said to him, " Here is the breast of your prince ; strike at it if you dare ! " The Karaikee seemed thunderstruck ! He raised his hand, but he was afraid to strike, and the knife fell to the ground !
Side 78 - Should a young man fall in love with a girl, and he is not rich enough to obtain her by any other means, he immediately enslaves himself to her father as a servant for three, tour, five or ten years according to agreement, before he is permitted to marry her.
Side 50 - we shall catch many hares and partridges ; and I have one thousand fresh salmon lately caught, and now frozen for our winter's stock. Added to this, in my cellar there is a good stock of cabbages, turnips, and potatoes; with various sorts of berries, and about thirty poods of...
Side 348 - Charge d'Aflaires in that country. SECOND EDITION, revised. Comprising an account of the Mining Companies, and of the Political events in that...
Side 21 - This they said was absolutely necessary as bears sometimes have been known to recover, even after several severe wounds, and kill the persons who had cut open their bellies with an intention of skinning them." "Whereas," said they, "if their eyes had first been put out, they could not have seen anything, and those persons would have escaped.
Side 84 - In ten or twelve days a passage may be made to any part of the Japanese islands, in thirty or forty days to the Sandwich Islands, to Macao, to the Philippines, or any of the IndoChinese Islands : in sixty days, to the north-west coast of America, California or the Islands of the great Pacific Ocean. " There is," says our author, " no place more advantageously 'situated for commerce and no place which enjoys so little.
Side 55 - Poromochir, and they now fully expected to be drifted on its shores. However, as the night approached, the wind changed to * The ostal is a staff about five feet in length, crooked a little at one end, and armed with an iron point, that is thrust into the snow or ice, and held before the sanka to stop the dogs. the very opposite direction, and blew even more violently than before. The clump of ice was tossed about in a most uneasy manner, and several times the ostals and the thongs were in danger...

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