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and Galle will start south and make as much time as they possibly can. It
will be impossible for all of us to stay at the main camp, for there is just enough
grub there for three people to last until the seals and birds come. I would like
to make this trip but I really do not feel able. This is just a rough outline
of our plans; more later. Crawford has several of his fingertips frozen and they
give him considerable pain, but nothing serious. A fairly fresh bear track seen
going east,"

January 13th: "Did not move to-day. Crawford took a walk out to
the lead but no chance for sealing."

January 14th: "Stayed in camp. Blowing a fresh breeze from the

January 15th: "Broke camp at 9 A.M. and started ashore bound for the
main camp. About half a mile offshore a gale with drifting snow from the north
hit us in the face and was extremely unpleasant. We got the beach and started
west, but the wind shifted to northwest nearly in our faces. Traveled until
about 12:30 through very soft snow, making poor time, and the wind became so
bad that we decided to go ashore and camp. Crawford and I each froze our faces
badly and, as I am rather unwell, I think I felt the cold more than I ordinarily
would. We hope to make home to-morrow. This is the first blow we have had all
year from the west and, naturally, it had to come as we were going home in a
hurry. Oh, Well!"

January 16th and 17th there was no traveling because of a stiff
head wind. Their camp had been improperly built and, accordingly, on January
18th, "we decided to erect a snow ring and cover it with the tent and tarpaulin.
Now we are nice and warm and swilling tea like a couple of Englishmen. Feeding
the dogs a sealskin and blubber."

Knight does not say how much sealskin he fed but, as to quality.
the ration was no worse than if it had been meat and fat. Most Eskimos consider

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