I RECEIVE A LETTER
As we had not been an excursion for some time. I suggested that the boys should make one now, and in preparation for it I made them some pemmican, or pounded and crushed meat, which could be easily carried. For this purpose I used what remained of the bears' flesh, and, though they laughed at the idea of it at first, they were glad enough to take it, as it only occupied a small space in their bags.
The morning of departure arrived. Everyone was awake before day, and Jack, without saying a word to anybody, climbed up into the dovecot, and took out several pairs of pigeons.
' How is this ?' said I, as I saw the youngster placing his pigeons into a basket. ' They will be pretty tough eating.'
He looked at me knowingly for a moment, but
did not answer