We made a very high, cloth, buttoned shoe, called a snow shoe.
The form of the snow shoe is shown in the accompanying illustration.
Uncle Ed, when told about them, informed us that that was the kind of snow shoe used in Switzerland.
Without any hesitancy he replied: “Oh I saw your snow shoe tracks in the snow.”
To make a snow shoe jump on level ground is a feat of much difficulty; but Burgess managed to accomplish it.
He handed it back with a shake of his head and grasped the next one—a model water-tight canoe to fit the foot like a snow shoe.
The loss of a snow shoe at such a time and place was a mishap that was by no means trivial.
The snow shoe is not strapped to the foot like the skate, but is fastened in two ways.
The description of snow shoe used by the natives of different countries and localities vary just as much as the sledges.
The annexed illustration shows some other forms of the snow shoe.