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(1914) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen Translator: Arthur G. Chater - Tema: Russia
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CONTENTS
VIII
CHAP.
VI. WAITING TO GO ON 113
Unsuccessful sport in swamps : An unpleasant winter, and a spring
flood : Disappointed traders : A frozen mammoth : How were the
mammoths frozen ? : Visit to Lebiashiy Ostrov : Strong mirage :
Yenisei-Samoyedes and Yuraks : The Yurak chief and his two
wives : The Yuraks’ taxes : Dolgans and Tunguses : Sledge-dogs :
The Omul arrives : Russian steamboats arrive
VIL UP THE YENISEI 132
The deepest channel : A place feared by skippers : Motor trouble :
Pimen’s Grave and its legend : Karaulnoye : Yurak camp : Kasan
skoye, a brownie : Lukovåya Protoka : The river bank and the
excavating power of the stream : The first trees : Sturgeon soup :
Ananyino and the steamer Lena : Siberian peasant types resembling
Norwegian : In search of an expedition : Steamboats and lighters
on the Yenisei and the ice-drift : Autumn fishing : A Yenisei-
Ostiak and a civilized Samoyede
VIII. DUDINKA TO THE KUREIKA 150
Dudinka : Political exiles : Caucasia : A discoverer and his strange
tales : Thin forest : Coal measures : Movement of rivers to the
right : Large rocks carried by the river ice : Forest, taiga and
tundra : Hay in stacks : Still flat forest land : The first beds of
rock : Sushkév : Epidemic among hares and squirrels : Want of
medical aid and epidemics : The forest often burnt : Thin forest and
frozen soil : Hardiness and utility of Siberian timber : Origin of the
Arctic drift-wood : The Yenisei-Ostiaks and their origin : The
Kureika : In the forest : Graphite : Outside the world : Fog : The
first hill
IX. TROITSKIY MONASTIR, AND ON TO THE SOUTH 178
Troitskiy Monastir and Turukhansk : Decline : The pristav : The
guarded treasure : A plundering raid : The monastery church :
Legend of a saint : A travelling priest : Tea with the pristav : The
school : The town : A political exile : Convicts in caves : Yenisei-
Ostiaks’ tents : Canoes : Miroyédikha and beds of rock : Political
exiles travelling : Villages : Moonlight : More luxuriant forest : Our
pilot : The Yenisei-Ostiaks, their poverty-stricken life
X. VERKHNE-IMBATSKOYE TO SUMAROKOVA 203
A boat drawn by dogs : Verkhne-Imbåtskoye : The church : Moon-
light :At the priest’s : River transport with dogs : Snaring caper
cailzie : Mirnaya by moonlight : Ridges : Thicker forest, including
fir : Sumarékova : A dranken gathering : A pleasant trader : The
Yenisei-Ostiaks, their life and their destiny : Wc visit them on the
beach : A shaman : Old religion : Caucasian political exiles

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