The rending crash which accompanies the breaking of floes of ice.
Freezing out on the floes; stewing under their roofs of snow.
We left our canoes and oomiaks there, and took to sledges because the floes were unbroken.
Then I thought to myself, Why should we live always among the floes and bergs?
We should have had to scramble on the floes and wait there till—till we died ...