Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux
are not so fastidious.
I impute it, though, to their naturally unctuous natures, being rendered still more unctuous by the nature of their vocation, and especially by their pursuing their game in those frigid Polar Seas, on the very coasts of that Esquimaux
country where the convivial natives pledge each other in bumpers of train oil.
I saw Esquimaux
there, and Tartars, Negroes, Chinamen - people from everywhere.
I entertain a conviction, based upon large experience, that if in the days of my prosperity I had gone to the North Pole, I should have met somebody there, wandering Esquimaux
or civilized man, who would have told me that Pumblechook was my earliest patron and the founder of my fortunes.
They appear to us inferior in many respects to the tribes east of the mountains, the bold rovers of the prairies; and to partake much of Esquimaux
character; elevated in some degree by a more genial climate and more varied living style.
You ain't fit to peddle toy balloons to an Esquimaux
And the people - the sallow, greasy, duffle- clad people, with short bare legs and faces almost Esquimaux
- would flock out and adore.
He had no fear of its harming her, for she went out every day, and it was a great satisfaction to him to see her run down the avenue a minute afterward, with her skates on her arm, looking like a rosy-faced Esquimaux
in her seal-skin suit, as she smiled at Aunt Myra stalking along as solemnly as a crow.
now plunged into profound darkness, amid the cold, like the Esquimaux
of the north pole.
The savages in South Africa match their draught cattle by colour, as do some of the Esquimaux
their teams of dogs.
The Lincoln hills rose up around me at the extremity of a snowy plain, in which I did not remember to have stood before; and the fishermen, at an indeterminable distance over the ice, moving slowly about with their wolfish dogs, passed for sealers, or Esquimaux
, or in misty weather loomed like fabulous creatures, and I did not know whether they were giants or pygmies.
Nay, what food or experience or succor have they for the Esquimaux
seal-hunter, for the Kanaka in his canoe, for the fisherman, the stevedore, the porter?