We go down Lake Bennett, snow, ice, wind like a gale, but woman is very tired and go to sleep.
She does not see Sitka Charley, nor the ice, nor the snow. She is far away.
Far away, says he, over the vast plains, and up the steep sides of the lofty mountains, the snow lay spread in dazzling whiteness: and whenever the sun emerged in the morning above the giant peaks, or burst forth from among clouds in his midday course, mountain and dell, glazed rock and frosted tree, glowed and sparkled with surpassing lustre.
Encamping at the west Bute, they found a place swept by the winds, so that it was bare of snow, and there was abundance of bunch grass.
Let us make an image out of snow,--an image of a little girl,--and it shall be our sister, and shall run about and play with us all winter long.
They really seemed to imagine that there would be no difficulty whatever in creating a live little girl out of the snow. And, to say the truth, if miracles are ever to be wrought, it will be by putting our hands to the work in precisely such a simple and undoubting frame of mind as that in which Violet and Peony now undertook to perform one, without so much as knowing that it was a miracle.
Nikita went to what had appeared dark, but found that it was earth which the wind had blown from the bare fields of winter oats and had strewn over the snow
, colouring it.
. "If you don't think so, just tell me something to be glad about; that's all!"
Daylight, yelling "Whoa!" struggled with the gee-pole and managed to overturn the sled into the soft snow
. The dogs gave up, the sled was righted, and five minutes later they were flying along the hard-packed trail again.
At last it came, revealing a landscape blind with snow
. Such search as could be made told them nothing.
One winter's day, when the flakes of snow
were flying about, he spread the skirts of his blue coat, and caught the snow
as it fell.
I frequently observed, both in Tierra del Fuego and within the Andes, that where the rock was covered during the greater part of the year with snow
, it was shivered in a very extraordinary manner into small angular fragments.