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By Farley Mowat

3 boys, Awasin, Jamie and Peetyuk locate Viking relics in an historical tomb. the tale revolves round little-known information regarding the customs of Viking explorers and the unexplored land in Northern Canada

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He’s now not pulling his weight at the traplines or at any place else and he is going round like he was once approximately part inebriated and lifeless for all time. What’s he going to be like once we move north, eh? ” The ferocity of the outburst surprised Awasin, however it lower Peetyuk like a knife thrust. He straightened up and became towards Jamie. “You my friend,” he stated slowly. “Now you alter. Angeline my good friend too. She no longer switch such as you. you're making you my enemy, then I be yours. you will want struggle, I struggle. ” immediately Jamie used to be on his toes. “Why, you ‘husky’ fool! ” he shouted. “You want a few feel beat into you! ” prior to Awasin can make a movement to intrude, the 2 had flung themselves on one another. It used to be a no-holds-barred fight. Locked jointly they rolled into and over the fireplace, spilling the tea and scattering the coals in all instructions. Jamie had carry of Peetyuk’s mop of hair and used to be attempting to pound his head opposed to the gravel, whereas Peetyuk had his legs locked round Jamie’s waist and used to be squeezing for all he used to be worthy. Awasin jumped from side to side attempting to get a grip on them and pull them aside, yet they overlooked his efforts, grunting and snarling like wild animals. by surprise Awasin stepped again and stood together with his head cocked towards the south, a glance of perplexity on his face. “Stop it now! ” he shouted. “Stop that! Be quiet! pay attention! what's that noise? ” The urgency in his voice reached the warring parties. Their struggles ceased and so they sat up. Peetyuk’s face was once streaming with blood from a minimize on his cheek. For a second nobody moved, then Jamie yelled: “The canine! Get the canine and sleds! We’ve obtained to conceal! Hurry up for heaven’s sake! That’s the engine of a aircraft! ” bankruptcy five Flight to the North THE canine HAD no longer BEEN UNHITCHED and it used to be in basic terms the paintings of moments for the 3 apprehensive boys to jump to their groups and consultant them into the thick edge of black spruce which stood just a couple of yards again from the frozen river. the hearth used to be already out, leaving no tell-tale smoke to mark the preventing position, yet Awasin, however, rushed again from the woods to kick snow over the black spot the place it had burned. He had slightly regained the look after of the woods while the low-pitched whine which had first stuck his realization, and which have been speedily swelling in quantity, grew to become a deep-throated roar. Crouched beside their canine, the men peered fearfully up throughout the branches as a ski-equipped, single-engine Norseman aircraft thundered over them at an altitude of not more than 300 toes. The aircraft appeared so shut Jamie imagined he may possibly believe the eyes of its occupants taking a look directly down at him, and involuntarily he concealed his face and crouched nonetheless reduce within the snow. As he did so he remembered, with a sickening experience of panic, that whereas the sleds themselves have been hidden their tracks weren't. The roar of the airplane light speedily away, but if Jamie spoke it used to be in a whisper. “They’ll see our tracks. They’ll see them and are available again! We’re caught…we’ll by no means get away…” Peetyuk was once sitting again on his haunches, absently rubbing the blood off his cheek.

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