Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

By H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard was once a British author of experience novels. Haggard’s writings are thought of to be at the “lighter” finish of the Victorian period yet he's nonetheless very popular. Haggard’s most famed works contain King Solomon’s Mines and different books from the Allan Quatermain sequence. This variation of Haggard’s Allan Quatermain contains a desk of contents.

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The raised triangle of sediment that usually collects at a river’s mouth was absent. Now the incoming current—intensified by strong tides that accompanied the nearly full moon—was still close to its peak power; it would be impossible to row against. Within a few hours, however, this great force would work in our favour. After storing the last of the food, repacking gear to make it fit in the cramped compartments, and filling water containers, we were ready to go. At least I hoped so. I was both terrified and thrilled that our trip was finally underway.

Almost a year before, I had left Vancouver with them, cycling to Hyder, Alaska, before returning to my Vancouver job, while they continued by bike to Whitehorse, Yukon. They then followed the Yukon River by canoe to Fairbanks, Alaska. In Fairbanks, they continued down the rest of the river to the Bering Sea in a specially designed rowboat, and then rowed across the North Pacific to Siberia. Bicycles, skis, and their feet had taken them across Siberia, first together and, now that the conditions were slightly less formidable, separately.

I focussed on my rowing technique.

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