盈彩游戏 We then set sail from Archangel the 20th of August, the same year;and, after no extraordinary bad voyage, arrived safe in the Elbethe 18th of September. Here my partner and I found a very goodsale for our goods, as well those of China as the sables, &c., ofSiberia: and, dividing the produce, my share amounted to 3475pounds, 17s 3d., including about six hundred pounds' worth ofdiamonds, which I purchased at Bengal.
盈彩游戏盈彩游戏盈彩游戏I had been here eight months, and a dark, dreadful winter I thoughtit; the cold so intense that I could not so much as look abroadwithout being wrapped in furs, and a kind of mask of fur before myface, with only a hole for breath, and two for sight: the littledaylight we had was for three months not above five hours a day,and six at most; only that the snow lying on the groundcontinually, and the weather being clear, it was never quite dark.Our horses were kept, or rather starved, underground; and as forour servants, whom we hired here to look after ourselves andhorses, we had, every now and then, their fingers and toes to thawand take care of, lest they should mortify and fall off.
盈彩游戏盈彩游戏It is true, within doors we were warm, the houses being close, thewalls thick, the windows small, and the glass all double. Our foodwas chiefly the flesh of deer, dried and cured in the season; breadgood enough, but baked as biscuits; dried fish of several sorts,and some flesh of mutton, and of buffaloes, which is pretty goodmeat. All the stores of provisions for the winter are laid up inthe summer, and well cured: our drink was water, mixed with aquavitae instead of brandy; and for a treat, mead instead of wine,which, however, they have very good. The hunters, who ventureabroad all weathers, frequently brought us in fine venison, andsometimes bear's flesh, but we did not much care for the last. Wehad a good stock of tea, with which we treated our friends, and welived cheerfully and well, all things considered.盈彩游戏盈彩游戏盈彩游戏It was now March, the days grown considerably longer, and theweather at least tolerable; so the other travellers began toprepare sledges to carry them over the snow, and to get thingsready to be going; but my measures being fixed, as I have said, forArchangel, and not for Muscovy or the Baltic, I made no motion;knowing very well that the ships from the south do not set out forthat part of the world till May or June, and that if I was there bythe beginning of August, it would be as soon as any ships would beready to sail. Therefore I made no haste to be gone, as othersdid: in a word, I saw a great many people, nay, all thetravellers, go away before me. It seems every year they go fromthence to Muscovy, for trade, to carry furs, and buy necessaries,which they bring back with them to furnish their shops: alsoothers went on the same errand to Archangel.盈彩游戏
盈彩游戏In the month of May I began to make all ready to pack up; and, as Iwas doing this, it occurred to me that, seeing all these peoplewere banished by the Czar to Siberia, and yet, when they camethere, were left at liberty to go whither they would, why they didnot then go away to any part of the world, wherever they thoughtfit: and I began to examine what should hinder them from makingsuch an attempt. But my wonder was over when I entered upon thatsubject with the person I have mentioned, who answered me thus:"Consider, first, sir," said he, "the place where we are; and,secondly, the condition we are in; especially the generality of thepeople who are banished thither. We are surrounded with strongerthings than bars or bolts; on the north side, an unnavigable ocean,where ship never sailed, and boat never swam; every other way wehave above a thousand miles to pass through the Czar's owndominion, and by ways utterly impassable, except by the roads madeby the government, and through the towns garrisoned by his troops;in short, we could neither pass undiscovered by the road, norsubsist any other way, so that it is in vain to attempt it."盈彩游戏盈彩游戏W. A. - No, indeed, I have not thanked God for His mercy, any morethan I have feared God from His power.详情