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... as it might be called , of about a mile and a half in circumference , where the
ships lay fast to the ice with their ice anchors . From these ice - fields they filled
their casks with water , which was very pure and soft . The men were playing on
Between three and four in the morning the weather cleared , and the two
adventurers were seen , at a considerable distance from the ship , attacking a
huge bear . The signal for them to return was immediately made : Nelson's
comrade called ...
made : Nelson's comrade called upon him to obey it , but in vain ; his musket had
flashed in the pan ; their ammunition was expended ; and a chasm in the ice ,
which divided him from the bear , probably preserved his life . “ Never mind , ” he
... made way ; and by noon they had cleared the ice , and were out at sea .. The
next day they anchored in Smeerenberg Harbour , close to that It conisland of
which the westernmost point is called Hakluyt's Headland , 14 LIFE OF NELSON .
island of which the westernmost point is called Hakluyt's Headland , in honour of
the great promoter and compiler of our English voyages of discovery . Here they
remained a few days , that the men might rest after their fatigue . No insect was to
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