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"Avery Van Brunt, or, in full distinction, Professor A. VanBrunt of the Geological Survey, was second in command ofthe expedition, and first in command of the sub-expeditionwhich he had led on a side tour of some half a thousandmiles up one of the branches of the Thelon and which he wasnow leading into one of his unrecorded villages. At his backplodded eight men, two of them French-Canadian voyageurs,and the remainder strapping Crees from Manitoba-way. He,alone, was full-blooded Saxon, and his blood was poundingfiercely through his veins to the traditions of his race. Cliveand Hastings, Drake and Raleigh, Hengest and Horsa, walkedwith him. First of all men of his breed was he to enter thislone Northland village, and at the thought an exultancy cameupon him, an exaltation, and his followers noted that his legwearinessfell from him and that he insensibly quickened thepace."
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About the Author
John Griffith "Jack" London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone, including science fiction.
Table of Contents
In the forests of the north The law of life Nam-bok the unveracious The master of mystery The sunlanders The sickness of lone chief Keesh, the son of Keesh The death of Ligoun Li Wan, the fair The league of the old men.