Sykes suspects that the hairs come from either an unrecognized bear species, or an unknown hybrid of polar bear and brown bear.
His neighbour Martin, the brown bear who once on a time ate a sentinel, is quite well, but not visible to-day.
A brown bear of moderate size was waddling along toward them.
And at once they were turned into bears, the old man into a black bear, the boy into a brown bear.
"That's all you know about it," answered the little brown bear in a squeaky voice.
It is a great climber, is less dangerous than the brown bear, and is hunted for its fur and flesh.
"Why, they trespassed on your domain, for one thing," said the brown bear.
While crossing the island they killed two brown bear and saw great quantities of beaver.
But the brown bear is not at all fierce, like the grizzly bear.
She raised her great voice in a mighty roar, and presently brown bear came crashing through the trees.