A gory sight

“When I entered the hut a gory sight and a worse smell met my gaze etc., but I was not prepared for the frightful mess in which I found my bag. It had evidently been used to prevent the penguins from dirtying the pebbles. As no-one had seen any penguins on my bag, nor knew anything about it, my excerations were directed at the mob in general and I refrained from particularizing.”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

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