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. More kindred of the wild . She lifted her long black-edged muzzle and sniffed sharply. More Kindred of the Wild] 157 MOTHERS OF THE NORTH 159 stood signal, stood moveless also. One ofthe earliest lessons learned by the youngstersof the wild is to keep still. There was not a walrus in sight, but thebears nostrils could not deceive her. Sheknew the huge sea-beasts were there, on theother side of the island, and she knew theywould be very much at ease on such a day asthis, basking in the sun. Walruses were notthe quarry she would have chosen. Thegreat bulls, courageous and hot-tempered,the powe

. More kindred of the wild . She lifted her long black-edged muzzle and sniffed sharply. More Kindred of the Wild] 157 MOTHERS OF THE NORTH 159 stood signal, stood moveless also. One ofthe earliest lessons learned by the youngstersof the wild is to keep still. There was not a walrus in sight, but thebears nostrils could not deceive her. Sheknew the huge sea-beasts were there, on theother side of the island, and she knew theywould be very much at ease on such a day asthis, basking in the sun. Walruses were notthe quarry she would have chosen. Thegreat bulls, courageous and hot-tempered,the powe Stock Photo
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. More kindred of the wild . She lifted her long black-edged muzzle and sniffed sharply. More Kindred of the Wild] 157 MOTHERS OF THE NORTH 159 stood signal, stood moveless also. One ofthe earliest lessons learned by the youngstersof the wild is to keep still. There was not a walrus in sight, but thebears nostrils could not deceive her. Sheknew the huge sea-beasts were there, on theother side of the island, and she knew theywould be very much at ease on such a day asthis, basking in the sun. Walruses were notthe quarry she would have chosen. Thegreat bulls, courageous and hot-tempered,the powerful cows, dauntless as herself indefence of their young—she knew them forantagonists to be avoided whenever possible.But just now she had no choice. Her cubwas not getting food enough. To her therewas nothing else in the world so importantas that small, troublesome, droll-eyed, hungrycub. Keeping herself now well out of sightbehind the ice-floes, with the cub close at herheels, she stole down to the edge of theretreating