Why have they not returned…?

“It sometimes seems that Sir Ernest and his comrades in that wee 22ft boat can never have accomplished the tremendous voyage they embarked upon, and if peradventure they have succeeded, why have they not returned with a ship to rescue us? Maybe no ship is available…

“Wild is a fine fellow to keep one’s spirits up. He is as great an optimist as Sir Ernest himself, and that is saying a good deal, but of course some of his remarks don’t bear much analysis, and he ought not to try and dupe me over the meat supplies, for I have been at it now for two years and it is truly a case of ‘telling it to the marines.'”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

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