1949, 1st edition; The Caxton Printers publishers, Caldwell, Idaho; hardbound in Yale blue boards and white lettering on spine; embossed "ARCTIC MOOD" on cover; quite good condition; nice maps on inside covers (see pic); nice black and white drawings; cover has small indent; previous owner's sticker on title page; minor foxing on a few pages; no dust jacket (see pic).
Tooruk and I were talking over cups of tea, and many slices of bread, and a great dish of jam. Also there was a big bowl of sugar. Tooruk likes sugar with tea. He likes it with blubber too, and with seal meat.
Tooruk had just brought in the ice for the water barrels. He usually did this in the mornings, but now it was summer and Tooruk came in whenever he thought about the ice - or maybe it was the sugar he thought about - well anyway, we were talking.
We were talking about a sled trip we had taken together. It had been a great trip. We had talked about it many times and now we were at it again...