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THE NORWEGIAN POLAR EXPEDITION.

passed the most northerly point reached by Parry in boats in 1827, emerged from the ice-floe of the Arctic ocean in the late summer of 1896 and reached Norway on August 20, about ten days later than Hansen's own arrival with the English expedition from Franz Josef

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Dr. Fridtjtof Nansen.

Land. The Fram returned with its frame uninjured and its expeditionary force in health, after having covered in its voyage across the unknown Polar sea an enormous area, estimated at fifty thousand square miles.