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I heard that same noise again and it sounded more like a boat
whistle this time so I grabbed my field glasses and went/out on top
of my platform, and sure enough there was a boat and the master
and the people were walking around\on the beach. I had only some
tea for breakfast that morning, for I watched the boat to see if
they were going to come up to my camp. I thought it might be just
a whale ship. I didn’t know what to do, but finally the boat
started up towards my tent and I was sure tickled. I went down to
the beach to meet the boat, and the master which was a native came
to me and asked me where the rest of the people were and I told
him there were no more, that I was the only one left. I didn't
know what to say to him, I was so tickled. I told him that I was
alone, that Mr. Knight had died and that the others had gone to
Siberia, and asked him if he had not heard from them in Nome. But
he said that Stefansson had sent him after us, so I toldhim they
were gone, that I was the only one left. The next extday they buried
Mr. Knight, for I told them that\I had not.

We stayed there ahout two or three days. They were
unloading the boat. They had brought a lot of supplies for the people
that are up there now. They had/brought supplies for two years but
were only supposed to stay one\winter.

As soon as I saw some of the boys from Nome on the
boat I asked them how Bennett, my little boy, was and they said
he was fine. I had left him in Nome in a Home where he had been
for some time before I left on this trip.

Very respectfully,

Mrs. Ada Blackjack.

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