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Reindeer Sleighs that Skim the Ice When Winter Comes to Archangel

REINDEER SLEIGHS THAT SKIM THE ICE WHEN WINTER COMES TO ARCHANGEL

Besides the winter sleigh traffic on the White Sea, there is considerable activity on the frozen surface of the great River Dvina that finds its way there by five mouths, near Archangel. This is the Northern Dvina as distinguished from the Western Dvina farther south. Over the ice move the swift-footed reindeer, bells tinkling and antlers nodding, and these picturesque creatures, together with the drivers' costume, make the old Christmas stories of Santa Claus come true. The long poles in the drivers' hands serve for whips