Hurley and Hussey play chess

Hurley and Hussey play chess

“Hussey and myself night watch again. During the small hours, we endeavour to cure Lees of his habitual snoring. Asleep on his back, with mouth wide open, the gap seemed to invite a joke. Hussey, refreshing himself on sardines, suggested filling Lees’ mouth with the tin, but I, more humanely, dropped in several fish. The sardines disappeared, but the snoring increased and the mouth opened wider, perhaps in anticipation. Lentils, however, being nearby, I emptied a handful into the cavern with satisfactory results. We were able to proceed, without the diversion snores, with our game of chess.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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