Wordie, uneaten

James Wordie, narrowly escaped from the belly of the whale

“Worsley examined a spot where a killer had smashed a hole 8 ft by 12 ft in 12 ½ inches of hard ice, covered by 2 ½ in of snow. Big blocks of ice had been tossed on to the floe surface. Wordie, engaged in measuring the thickness of young ice, went through to his waist one day just as a killer rose to blow in the adjacent lead. His companions pulled him out hurriedly.”

— Ernest Shackleton, South

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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