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Tent life in Siberia

George Kennan

Tent life in Siberia

and adventures among the Koraks and other tribes in Kamtchatka and Northern Asia.

by George Kennan

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Published by G.P. Putnam & sons, S. Low, son & Marston in New York, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Siberia, Eastern (Russia),
  • Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia)
    • Subjects:
    • Siberia, Eastern (Russia) -- Description and travel.,
    • Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Microfilm. Washington, D.C., Library of Congress.

      StatementBy George Kennan ....
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK755 .K345, Microfilm 33971 DK
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 425 p.
      Number of Pages425
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6562629M
      LC Control Number13025843

      After supper the drivers piled dry branches of trailing-pine upon the fire until it sent up a column of hot ruddy flame ten feet in height, and then gathering in a picturesque group around the blaze, they sang for hours the wild melancholy songs of the Kamchadals, and told never-ending stories of hardship and adventure on the great steppes and along the coast of the "Icy Sea. We camped that night on a high sandy beach over the water, ten or twelve miles south of Yolofka. A contract was entered into with the Russian Government, providing for the extension of the latter's line through Siberia to the mouth of the Amoor River, and granting to the Company certain extraordinary privileges in Russian territory. Every separate bone and tendon in my body asserted its individual existence by a distinct and independent ache, and my back in twenty minutes was as inflexible as an iron ramrod.

      Nor was it only at a distance that these deceptive mirages seemed to be formed. The poles which they erected and the houses which they built now stand alone in an encircling wilderness,—the only results of their three years' labour and suffering, and the only monuments of an abandoned enterprise. These travels earned him a reputation as an "expert" on all matters pertaining to Russia. But my resources were not yet exhausted, and I hurled monosyllable, dissyllable, and polysyllable at their devoted heads, shouted "Akh! The Cossack said that no difficulty would be experienced in getting dog-sledges and men at Gizhiga to explore any part of the country west or north of that place, and that the Russian governor would give us every possible assistance.

      The vegetation everywhere, untouched as yet by the autumn frosts, seemed to have an almost tropical luxuriance. We forded that, and were confronted by a third. We all carried rifles slung across our backs, and revolvers belted around our waists, and were transformed generally into as fantastic brigands as ever sallied forth from the passes of the Apennines to levy blackmail upon unwary travellers. As I opened my tearful eyes, I was saluted by a chorus of drawling "zda-ro'-o-o-va's" from half a dozen skinny, greasy old women, who sat cross-legged on a raised platform around the fire, sewing fur clothes. Most recently updated: January 28, He had heard the howling of dogs in the direction of Penzhina.


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The grubs had developed into blue and golden butterflies! Nor was it only at a distance that these deceptive mirages seemed to be formed. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly.

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This party consisted of Major S. I had no time, however, with ruin staring me in the face, to commiserate his misfortune. Here and there between the houses stand half a dozen curious architectural quadrupeds called "balagans" bah-lah-gans'or fish storehouses.

It was founded early in the eighteenth century by a few Russian peasants who were taken from their homes in central Russia, and sent with seeds and farming utensils to start a colony in far-away Kamchatka.

We had come to Kamchatka with minds and mouths heroically Tent life in Siberia book up for an unvarying diet of blubber, tallow candles, and train-oil; but imagine our surprise and delight at being treated instead to such Sybaritic luxuries as purple blueberries, cream, and preserved rose-leaves!

They had no doors, or windows of any kind, and could be entered only by climbing up a pole on the outside, and sliding down another pole through the chimney--a mode of entrance whose practicability depended entirely upon the activity and intensity of the fire which burned underneath.

These travels earned him a reputation as an "expert" on all matters pertaining to Russia. See a Problem? Proclataya takaya! For twenty-five miles in each direction lay the sunny valley, through which the Genal River was stretched like a tangled chain of silver, linking together the scattered clumps of birch and thickets of alder, which at intervals diversified its banks.

Anticipating difficulty in getting horses enough for our use at this small village, the Major had sent eight or ten overland from Kluchei, and we found them there awaiting our arrival. The best part about the book is that it is hilarious.

Photo by Kennan, We floated all day down the river toward Kluchei, getting ever-changing views of the mountains as they were thrown into new and picturesque combinations by our motion to the northward.

But it was hard work. The traces of their deserted camps may be found in the wildest mountain fastnesses of Kamchatka, on the vast desolate plains of north-eastern Siberia, and throughout the gloomy pine forests of Alaska and British Columbia.

The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Nicolai Alexandrovich, our guide, whose canoe preceded ours, sang for our entertainment some of the monotonous melancholy songs of the Kamchadals, and Dodd and I in turn made the woods ring with the enlivening strains of "Kingdom Coming" and "Upidee.

As we came out of the ravine upon the open steppe I saw the rest of our party a mile away, moving rapidly toward the Korak village of Kuil Koo-eel'.Tent Life in Siberia is the record of the author s experiences and observations in Kamchatka and the northwesterly neighbouring region,while with the Siberian section of the Western Union Telegraph Co.

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The author, George Kennan, explores Siberia while it was still tribal.

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