Journey to the Pole (Antartica, Book 1)

By Peter Lerangis

The yr is 1909. A motley staff of explorers and vagabonds units sail for Antarctica aboard the secret.

The voyage south is hard and long, and tensions among the group participants are serious. Breaking new floor, they got down to triumph over the good South Pole. yet they don't make all of it the best way. as a substitute, they need to retreat for his or her lives. And so starts off a year-long trek again to civilization, with on a daily basis bringing new danger and new event.

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Colin sneaked again to the kennels. He climbed over the hull and onto the ice. Talmadge, Bailey, Hayes, and Stimson have been slicing ice on the prow, having a look responsible as sin. quickly Philip and Nigel joined them, in addition to Flummerfelt. “The selections are all in use, Winslow,” Captain Barth acknowledged, forthcoming out of the darkness. “Take a chisel and use that sledgehammer, will you? ” “What’s the plan, Captain? ” Colin requested. “I imagine we made a mistake anchoring the following. My fault. For the previous few days there’s been a water sky to the northeast. likelihood is, if we movement there we’ll be freed from the ice—and in place to maneuver farther away whilst the elements turns. ” “Any solid leads in the course of the pack? ” “About 100 yards away. If we holiday the send free, i feel we will be able to make it at complete steam. It’s rather our purely selection. ” “Otherwise, the currents will pull us the opposite direction, clockwise,” Colin stated. “Exactly, sailor. ” Barth’s lips curled up in what unquestionably used to be a grin. “I’m joyful an individual in addition to Mansfield is utilizing his head in this send. Now get to paintings. ” Colin set the wedge into the ice and started to smack it with the hammer. Flummerfelt used to be glancing at him. anything was once up. Colin counted Nigel’s gang. Six, together with Flummerfelt. Bailey was once lacking. Now Stimson was once stepping away, disappearing in the back of the prow. Talmadge, Hayes, Nigel, and Philip remained. Their plan was once beginning. Colin was hoping Flummerfelt had remembered what to do. Stimson lower back, agitated. He whispered whatever to Flummerfelt. With a wondering glance, Flummerfelt pantomimed mountaineering a ladder. He was once sending Colin a sign. that they had a ladder at the different part. They have been going again as much as the send for the opposite guns. Stimson, Flummerfelt, and Nigel disappeared round the send. 4 long gone now. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. Colin broke off a tremendous bite of ice, commencing a crack that unfold down the hull, towards the prow. The secret righted itself, sending a swell of water up throughout the ice. It was once unfastened. one after the other, the staff grew to become to Colin. or 3 all started applauding. What had this boy eaten for breakfast? Windham requested. allow him pull the send himself, Robert acknowledged. yet Colin stored his eye informed at the prow. within the commotion the final slipped away—Philip and Hayes. Seven males have been on Nigel’s crew altogether. Barth, Mansfield, Dr. Montfort, Windham, Kennedy, and Colin have been left. in basic terms six. Colin unbuttoned his parka. The temperature used to be slightly above 0, yet he was once sweating. Any second now … “All correct, drop the picks—everybody! positioned your ’ands within the air! ” useless silence. Nigel stood on the prow, a rifle in hand. Bailey, Hayes, and Brillman have been on his correct; Stimson, Talmadge, Flummerfelt on his left. All armed. “This is a mutiny! ” Philip cried out, elbowing his approach out from in the back of Nigel. “I fink they stuck that already,” Nigel murmured. in basic terms Dr. Montfort dropped his choose. the remainder of Barth’s males have been staring, shocked. “Drop ’em, I instructed you! ” Nigel shouted. Kennedy was once the 1st to snigger, a unexpected explosive guffaw. Mansfield’s shoulders started to quiver, and shortly he, too, used to be guffawing.

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