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Poll of imaginary dishes, much wished-for

McIlroy has conducted this poll: if you were allowed only one dish right now, but it could be any dish, what would it be? Clark: Devonshire dumpling with cream James: Syrup pudding McIlroy: Marmalade pudding and Devonshire cream Rickenson: Blackberry … Continue reading

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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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Our companion and our menace

“In the west, the darkness of night rolled away out of sight, dissolving as the eye rose into deep violet, purple, heliotrope and finally pale blue which melted overhead into the duck-egg green. All these colours were reflected in the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The most irritating, inveterate snorer

“I often elect to sit up during the night and read for several hours if it is not altogether too cold. My comrades strongly approve of my doing so, for they do not cease to remind me daily that I … Continue reading

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