Unusually cold periods, that lasted for months, followed the terrible eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 and of Katmai in 1912.
He owed his life to the man who had cheated him of the Katmai girl, and that man knew it.
Now one difference between the Yellowstone geyser-fields and Katmai's steaming valleys is just a difference in temperature.
The Katmai valley is thirty-two miles long, about two miles wide and seventy square miles in area.
Soon a globular Russian half-breed, the Katmai trader, appeared among the dunes, and with him were some native villagers.
Nevertheless, Katmai's is by no means the greatest volcanic eruption.
Petellin, the fat little trader, explained that roofs in Katmai had a way of sailing off to seaward when the wind blew.
The unusual sunlessness of the summer of 1912 was attributed to dust expelled in the preceding great eruptions at Katmai, Alaska.
Illiamna Pass is low and easy, but the distance is longer than by way of Katmai.
The hollowed shell of Katmai's summit is a spectacle of wonderment and grandeur.