Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months Sleigh Journey By, D
A time will come in later years when the Ocean will unloose the bands Of things, when the immeasurable earth will lie open, when sea farers will discover new countries, and Thule will no longer be the ex treme point among the lands. — seneca. Unseen and untrodden under their spotless mantle of ice the rigid polar regions Slept the profound Sleep of death from the earliest dawn of time. Wrapped in his white shroud, the mighty giant stretched his clammy ice-limbs abroad, and dreamed his age-long dreams.