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Identifier: arcticexploratio01kane
Title: Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Year: 1856 (1850s)
Authors: Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857
Subjects: Grinnell Expedition 1853-1855)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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s; and it was with feelingsalmost of devotion, that I drew near the scene theirlabors had consecrated.^^) As we rowed into the shadow of its rock-embayedcove, every thing was so desolate and still, that we mighthave fancied ourselves outside the Avorld of life; eventhe dogs—those querulous, never-sleeping sentinels ofthe rest of the coast—gave no signal of our approach.Presently, a sudden turn around a projecting cliffbrought into view a quaint old Silesian mansion, bris-tling with irregularly-disposed chimneys, its black over-hanging roof studded with dormer windows and crownedwith an antique belfry. We were met, as we landed, by a couple of graveancient men in sable jackets and close velvet skull- 26 L I C II T E N F E L S. caps, such as Vandyke or Rembrandt himself mighthave painted, who gave us a quiet but kindly welcome.All inside of the mansion-house—the furniture, thematron, even the children—had the same time-soberedlook. The sanded floor was dried by one of those huge

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MORAVIAN SETTLEMENT OF LICHTENFELS. white-tiled stoves, which have been known for genera-tions in the north of Europe; and the stiff-backedchairs were evidently coeval with the first days of thesettlement. The heavy-built table in the middle ofthe room was soon covered with its simple offerings ofhospitality; and we sat around to talk of the lands wehad come from and the changing wonders of the times. SUKKERTOPPEX. 27 We learned that the house dated back as far asthe days of Matthew Stach; built, no doubt, with thebeams that floated so providentially to the shore sometwenty-five years after the first landing of Egede; andthat it had been the home of the brethren who nowgreeted us, one for twenty-nine and the other twenty-seven years. The Congregation Hall was withinthe building, cheerless now with its empty benches; acouple of French horns, all that I could associate withthe gladsome piety of the Moravians, hung on each sidethe altar. Two dwelling-rooms, three chambers, anda kitchen,


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