One day in Barrow, there was a little Eskimo village that was very poor. They didn't have much food.
Nick, one of the best hunters, went out hunting every day but he
never caught any animals. One day Nick went out to the ocean and waited
on the ice for six hours.
He finally saw a walrus. He threw his spear but he missed. The
walrus ducked his huge head. Nick threw his spear again but it was too
late. The walrus was gone. Nick went back to his house and told his
wife, Mary, that he had seen a walrus. The next day he went back to the
hole in the ice and waited and waited and waited but nothing came up.
Nick kept waiting and finally a seal poked his head up through the
hole. Nick got out his spear and threw it. The spear hit the seal!
"Yippee!" said Nick. He dragged the seal in his dog sled and went back to his house.
That night the village had a very big feast that lasted three days.
The next day Nick, Garren, Eli, and David went hunting for a whale.
They went 30 miles in their dog sleds before they stopped. When they
stopped at the edge of the ice they saw a whale. They got out their
spears and threw them. Garren's spear hit the back of the fin. Nick hit
it in the eye and poked it out. David's hit it in the other eye and
poked it out. Eli's hit in the back. That night the village had a big