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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Captain of the Polestar and Others.

This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which is now, at last, again available to you.

Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Captain of the Polestar and Others:

Situated as we are on the edge of the main Arctic pack, or the barrier as it is called by the whalers, any wind from the north has the effect of shredding out the ice around us and allowing our escape, while a wind from the south blows up all the loose ice behind us and hems us in between two packs.

...Captain is in an excellent humour; I think he imagines he has seen some other omen or vision, poor fellow, during the night, for he came into my room early in the morning, and stooping down over my bunk, whispered, It wasnt a delusion, Doc; its all right!

...In this state I was leaning against the bulwarks when there arose from the ice almost directly underneath me a cry, sharp and shrill, upon the silent air of the night, beginning, as it seemed to me, at a note such as prima donna never reached, and mounting from that ever higher and higher until it culminated in a long wail of agony, which might have been the last cry of a lost soul.

...The Captain evidently does not think we have seen the last of our troubles, though why he should take a gloomy view of the situation is more than I can fathom, since every one else on board considers that we have had a miraculous escape, and are sure now to reach the open sea.

...Its a queer thing, he continued with a nervous laugh, but all the years Ive been in this country I never once thought of making a will-not that I have anything to leave in particular, but still when a man is exposed to danger he should have everything arranged and ready-dont you think so?

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