Chaotic, confused nightmare

“The memories of everything up to now, flit through our minds as a chaotic, confused nightmare. The past twelve months appear to have passed speedily enough and though we have been dwelling here in a life of security for nearly 4 months, this latter period seems longer than the preceding balance of the year. This doubtless is occasioned by our counting the days and the daily expectations of deferred relief, as well as our having no work to perform…

“Surely the old Aurora will come this month, and so the watching day by day and the anxiety for the safety of our comrades of the Caird lay a holding hand on the already retarded passage of time…”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

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