“Now and then the fire would burn up bright, casting a fitful gleam out into the damp darkness, and lighting up the bare jaws and white skulls of the two elk-heads, which seemed to grin derisively at me out of the gloom.”
“With the wind shrieking requiems for the dead and threats for the living, and with the rafters full of bats, I called to him to bring me his shoe, and let me win my wager.”
“There’s only one thing I dislike about Jamie Ford. He’s so damn nice I can’t think ony reason to dislike him and that makes me feel guilty about envying his success.”
“A blinding snowstorm which lasted four days overtook the party of four. During this entire time they wandered day and night without shelter, provisions or fire ….”
“There is only one thing more startling than the noiselessness of a tiger in the jungle, and that is the noiselessness of a beaver in the water.”
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“Mr. Hamp, fresh from his home in England, knew little of the properties of snow and ice, and at one of the critical points in our ascent, trusting too much to their support, slipped and fell. For a moment, his destruction seemed inevitable ….”