Man is an adaptable brute


“My place is much envied by everyone owing to its proximity to the stove. No-one would have this place at first. I saw certain possibilities in it…except for the hairs, which are abominable, I have never regretted it. Marston occupies a hammock most of the night and day which is slung across the entrance. As he is large and the entrance very small, he invariably gets bumped by those passing in and out. His vocabulary at such times is interesting. Thank heavens man is an adaptable brute!”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

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