The Fable of the Mouse

“Shackleton spins us the yarn, no chestnut as far as I’m concerned, of the mouse who finding a leaky barrel of beer, partakes thereof till he’s full, then sits up, twirls his whiskers & says in an aggressive tone, ‘Now then, where’s that damned cat!’

— Frank Worsley

About Ernest Shackleton

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