On the contrary, he is ungratefully disposed to regret the North Pole
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole
, when he was approached by a Native Galeut who lived there.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental than the north pole
. On the latter, there is but one slight strip of land separated from other continents by vast seas.
At last, one afternoon, she arrived very late, with her face so desperately pale and her eyes so desperately red, that Raoul resolved to go to all lengths, including that which he foreshadowed when he blurted out that he would not go on the North Pole
expedition unless she first told him the secret of the man's voice.
Russia seemed to me more remote than any other country-- farther away than China, almost as far as the North Pole
. Of all the strange, uprooted people among the first settlers, those two men were the strangest and the most aloof.
After drinking some hot coffee, like an Arctic explorer setting off on a sledge journey towards the North Pole
, I would go ashore and roll shivering in a tramcar into the very heart of the town, past clean-faced houses, past thousands of brass knockers upon a thousand painted doors glimmering behind rows of trees of the pavement species, leafless, gaunt, seemingly dead for ever.
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion of a train of Etnas laid under the water all the way from the North Pole
to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
Thus it was that I went more slowly as we approached the barrier, for it was my intention to move cautiously by day over the ice-pack that I might discover, before I had run into a trap, if there really lay an inhabited country at the north pole
, for there only could I imagine a spot where Matai Shang might feel secure from John Carter, Prince of Helium.
This map reproduced with scrupulous fidelity the smallest details of the lunar surface which faces the earth; the mountains, valleys, craters, peaks, and ridges were all represented, with their exact dimensions, relative positions, and names; from the mountains Doerfel and Leibnitz on the eastern side of the disc, to the Mare frigoris of the North Pole
The Snow Queen has her summer-tent there; but her fixed abode is high up towards the North Pole
, on the Island called Spitzbergen."
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.
I place the transparent scale on this star-map, revolving the scale on the North Pole
. On the scale I've worked out the circles of altitude and the lines of bearing.