An opposite window was reached, and there before them was the ice-pack.
A look of such unqualified admiration overspread the young man's face that the last remnants of the ice-pack melted.
Every few steps some man would sink into the ice-pack up to his waist and his legs would dangle in slush without finding bottom.
The Corwin took the lead, and a five-mile run brought us to the edge of the ice-pack.
In these they follow the ice-pack, and capture seals and walruses, and occasionally a whale.
The ship has sheathed wooden sides a foot and a half thick, and is bound with iron at the bow, to aid in battering the ice-pack.
Now and then the boat would get jammed in the ice-pack so that they all must clamber out and lift the stout vessel over the pans.
The doctor said yesterday,” he explained, “it was mountain fever, and he wants to put me into an ice-pack.
The ice-pack became heavier in all directions, and by October 10 the Chukchis were able to come out on foot to the vessel.
Nor could we return, for the ice-pack we had negotiated for miles was now seemingly welded together in one solid mass.