AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer
had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by
a Native Galeut who lived there.
'Good morning,' said the Native Galeut. 'I'm very glad to see you,
but why did you come here?'
'Glory,' said the Daring Explorer, curtly.
'Yes, yes, I know,' the other persisted; 'but of what benefit to
man is your discovery? To what truths does it give access which
were inaccessible before? - facts, I mean, having a scientific
'I'll be Tom scatted if I know,' the great man replied, frankly;
'you will have to ask the Scientist of the Expedition.'
But the Scientist of the Expedition explained that he had been so
engrossed with the care of his instruments and the study of his
tables that he had found no time to think of it.