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The tobacco finally ran out…

“Little by little, conditions were becoming increasingly primitive. The treasured nut food had been finished, and the powdered milk too. And though these were sorely missed, their lack could hardly be compared with the tragedy when the tobacco finally ran … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The most motley & unkempt assembly

“The most motley & unkempt assembly that ever was projected on a plate.” — Frank Hurley

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Signatures

Signatures for Shackleton, Worsley, and Crean are in the column on the right.

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The letters A, E, M, P, and S only

“We fortunately brought five volumes of Encyclopaedia Brittanica along with us and one or two fellows brought poetry books on their own, so that we have something to read and, by exchanging, can always get a change, though personally I … Continue reading

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With face much wind-burned, square of chin

“Of average height, broad in the shoulder, deep in the chest, with face much wind-burned, square of chin, with heavy brow overarching deep-set grey-blue eyes telling a tale of strain and constant care, but brightening not seldom with joviality and … Continue reading

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A particularly heartless piece of poetry

“There’s Lees the awful pessimist / who treads upon your toes, / gets in the way and every day / recites his tales of woes.” — Leonard Hussey “Hussey, our waglet, has made up a particularly heartless piece of poetry, … Continue reading

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