Off Barrow

On Alaska's uppermost tip, Point Barrow, Captain George Hubert Wilkins, blackbearded Australian soldier of fortune, searcher by air for an undiscovered continent, warmed up the Wright Whirlwind motor of a Stinson plane by leaving an oil heater in the hangar all night. The thermometer was at 50 below 0. Buckets of hot oil poured into the motor next morning sped the getaway. With an offshore wind under tail, Captain Wilkins and his pilot, hardbitten Carl Ben Eielson, steered 25° west of north, and vanished out...

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