Eir had already sent fivescore arrows, and she drew the last two from her quiver and buried them in a pair of icebrood.
Selkirk, then through fivescore miles of dismal wilderness to
Single-handed against fivescore, girt by the Arctic winter, far from his own, he felt the prompting of his heritage, the desire to possess, the wild danger -- love, the thrill of battle, the power to conquer or to die.
The players deserted the other games, and the dancing-floor was forsaken, so that all stood at last, fivescore and more, in a compact and silent group, around the poker-table.
The lodges were forsaken, and the fivescore or so members of the tribe gave tongue to their folk-chants in honor of their guest.
So journeyed this strangely assorted couple down to old Fort Selkirk, then through fivescore miles of dismal wilderness to Stuart River.