Excerpt from Through Siberia: The Land of the Future
It may be hoped, therefore, that efforts will be made next season to take advantage of the experience of Dr. Nansen and his companions and to establish regular communication between the Kara Sea and Western Europe, during the months in which that sea is avail able to navigation.
While everything that leads to a better knowledge and understanding of our Russian Allies and their country cannot fail to interest us, it is in particular the practical consideration referred to - namely, the possibility of increasing our food-supply by a new route - that has led the publisher to issue this book at the present juncture.
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