Chapter 2 The RaceThe Fram went to an island in the south of Norway.It was a very little island,with only one small wooden house,two trees―and nearly a hundred dogs."Look at that!"Bjaaland said."It's an island of dogs!There are dogs in the water,near the trees,on the house―dogs everywhere!"Two men came out of the house."Hassel!Lindstrom!"Amundsen said."It's good to see you!How many dogs do you have for me?""Ninety-nine,Roald,"said Hassel."The best ninety-nine dogs from Greenland.And they're very happy!""They don't work;they just eat and play all day!They're having a won-derful summer here!""Good,good."Amundsen laughed."But that's finished now.Hey,Bjaaland!Stop laughing―come down here and help me.""Let's get all these dogs onto the ship!"It was not easy.The dogs were fat and strong,and they didn't want to go on the ship.