Nalason sa pagkain ang mga tauhan.
The entire crew was afflicted with food poisoning.
Maraming pag-aalinlangan sa una, maraming pagdududa at talakayan. Ang pagpatay sa isang polar bear ay mapanganib, ngunit tatlong beses na mapanganib ito, at tatlong beses na tatlong beses, upang patayin ang isang ina na oso kasama ang kanyang mga anak. Ang mga kalalakihan ay hindi makakapagtiwala sa kanilang sarili na ang batang si Keesh, nag-iisang kamay, ay nakagawa ng napakagandang kamangha-mangha. Ngunit ang mga kababaihan ay nagsalita tungkol sa sariwang pinatay na karne na dinala niya sa likuran, at ito ay isang labis na pagtatalo laban sa kanilang hindi paniniwala. Kaya't sa wakas sila ay umalis, ngumisi ng malaki sa al
There was much doubt at first, much doubt and discussion. The killing of a polar bear is very dangerous, but thrice dangerous is it, and three times thrice, to kill a mother bear with her cubs. The men could not bring themselves to believe that the boy Keesh, single-handed, had accomplished so great a marvel. But the women spoke of the fresh-killed meat he had brought on his back, and this was an overwhelming argument against their unbelief. So they finally departed, grumbling greatly that in all probability, if the thing were so, he had neglected to cut up the carcasses. Now in the north it is very necessary that this should be done as soon as a kill is made. If not, the meat freezes so solidly as to turn the edge of the sharpest knife, and a three-hundred-pound bear, frozen stiff, is no easy thing to put upon a sled and haul over the rough ice. But arrived at the spot, they found not only the kill, which they had doubted, but that Keesh had quartered the beasts in true hunter fashion, and removed the entrails.