The rush

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s, May Kellogg Sullivan went with her father and brother to search for gold. She kept a journal of her adventures which was published in 1902. In this passage, Sullivan and her brother are on a steamer deeper into the Alaskan frontier. After reading the text, students will respond to questions on the main idea, the characters, and the language.