SOME of our sleds are cut out of solid ice, with fish frozen in them to make them strong. Others are made of the bones of walruses and whales, and have ice runners.
I am very happy to-day, for mamma gave me some candy this morning. Shall I tell you about our candy? When papa kills a waterfowl called a dovekie, mamma cuts off the red feet and takes out the bones.
She then stretches and dries the skin. When it is quite dry, she fills it with reindeer tallow, and that is one kind of candy. The only other kind is the marrow from the leg bones of the reindeer. Shall I send some to you? The reindeer comes to see us only in the summer. That is the only time it can find moss to eat. The reindeer is almost the color of the moss it eats. Papa kills as many as he thinks we shall use.