ON THE ROAD WITH CAPTAIN PALLISER

Half an hour after they started, Hector’s canoe “whirled round and round and shot down the current.” Palliser continued up the river, but when the men could no longer stand the “continual soaking,” they landed to wait for Hector.

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Half an hour after they started, Hector’s canoe “whirled round and round and shot down the current.” Palliser continued up the river, but when the men could no longer stand the “continual soaking,” they landed to wait for Hector. In an effort to get warm, the men set fire to a dead pine, then decided to chop it down. It fell where Palliser was standing. He leaped out of the way, but the canoe he was unloading was “smashed to atoms.” Minutes later, the swollen current snatched the third canoe. One of the men plunged into the river to retrieve it, but Palliser had had enough. They camped for the night where they were—on a narrow ledge he gloomily predicted would be inundated by morning