With the break-up of the ice-field the pressure from behind had suddenly ceased.
Was this a sign that land was near, or was it some ice-field that had broken up?
You ascertained our position yesterday; well, has the ice-field drifted any more, or are we in just the same place?
Three miles from land the waves were breaking on the edges of the ice-field.
The fluttering of the wings ceased, and the dying bird stained the virgin snow with its blood on the ice-field below.
On the 18th of January the aspect of the ice-field changed all at once.
In these and perhaps other ways, a snow-field becomes an ice-field, the snow being restricted to its surface.
We'll beat up through this channel to the north side of the ice-field.
Some one has wisely proposed the name "Two-Ocean Glacier" for this ice-field.
"Here's clear sailing round this ice-field," remarked the captain.
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