In front of Sverdrup was a large flock of geese, near the mouth of the stream, close down by the shore.
They were heading straight for Sverdrup, who was now crouching down on the slope.
Sverdrup and I had a good snow-shoeing trip to-day, to the north and west.
It seemed to Sverdrup, who was on deck, the highest that we had seen since we left Norway.
All preparations being now made, Nansen and Sverdrup set off on their adventurous journey.
While this preparation was going on Sverdrup and I went ashore to have a look after reindeer.
One was from Nansen to Gamel, who had equipped the expedition; the other from Sverdrup to his father.
I knew there must be something there, and went off with a revolver, Sverdrup following with one also.
Sverdrup busied himself in making sleeping-bags and many other things.
I then went down and had a pipe and a pleasant chat with Sverdrup in his cabin.