On Trackless Snow
William Le Queux
Contained first in the collection and then in the collection .
Anton Prehznev/Vladimir Mikhalovitch spends six months in prison before being condemned to a life of hard labor in Siberia. He is sent to the silver mines in the area beyond Lake Baikal. After an escape while being chased by Cossacks, he comes across the dead body of Ivan Drukovitch, messenger in the service of His Imperial Majesty the Tzar. He assumes the man's identity.