Friday, February 12, 2010


The ocean crossing...
Saltwater crashed onto slick decks as the Russian ship tossed wildly in the Bering Sea storm. Below, seasick clerics listened to a trapper tell tales of Alaska and the huge profits that awaited him.
" I've been offered as much as two otter skins for one of those small blue beads," he said, pointing to the bead that adorned one monk's leather pouch.

1 comment:

  1. one of my favorites... not just because I used to see it everyday :)