A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS
Author : Jack London
Everybody was in everybody else's way; nor was there one who failed to proclaim it at the top of his lungs. A
thousand gold-seekers were clamoring for the immediate landing of their outfits. Each hatchway gaped wide
open, and from the lower depths the shrieking donkey-engines were hurrying the misassorted outfits skyward.
On either side of the steamer, rows of scows received the flying cargo, and on each of these scows a sweating
mob of men charged the descending slings and heaved bales and boxes about in frantic search. Men waved
shipping receipts and shouted over the steamer-rails to them. Sometimes two and three identified the same
article, and war arose. The "two-circle" and the "circle-and-dot" brands caused endless jangling, while every
whipsaw discovered a dozen claimants.
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