Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leap Year Day

“For breakfast we had large tender seal steaks and a spoonful of fried dried onion each, tea and one Antarctic biscuit (Huntly and Palmers, 1 3/4 oz in weight). Luncheon: penguin liver, one dog-pemmican bannock each, one-quarter of a tin … Continue reading

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“They will say Briton is a free Country”

“I expect we will have to submit to have about £2 S10 abducted from our wages after being out of the world for 2 years & received no benefits, & then They will say Briton is a free Country. This … Continue reading

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The only rational method

“Sir Ernest wished to revise the weekly menu and would undertake to do it himself, in his usual way, putting down all the most popular dishes first. By the time he got to Wednesday, they were all appropriated and there … Continue reading

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The hut on Paulet Island

“We were still eighty miles from Paulet Island, which was now our objective. There was a hut there and some stores which had been taken down by the ship which went to the rescue of Nordenskjold’s Expedition in 1904, and … Continue reading

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Argument

“To detail the whole of what I said to Cheetham would merely bore the reader; suffice to say that the conversation turned upon whether we would reach England by May of this year, and I expressed my opinion that that … Continue reading

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Eothen

“The first night of your first campaign (though you be but a mere peaceful campaigner) is a glorious time in your life. It is so sweet to find one’s self free from the stale civilisation of Europe! Oh my dear … Continue reading

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