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A big iceberg sailed past the ship this afternoon.
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A chain of bergs must form a great obstruction to a field of pack ice, largely preventing its drift and forming lanes of open water.
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A milder situation might be found for the ponies if only we could picket them off the snow.
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All the scientific people keep night watch when they have no special work to do, and I have never seen a party of men so anxious to be doing work or so cheerful in doing it.
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An Emperor penguin was found on the Cape well advanced in moult, a good specimen skin.
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As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface.
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Bowers reported a floe of 12 square miles in the middle watch.
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But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is for the honour of our country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend on us are properly cared for.
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But take comfort in that I die at peace with the world and myself - not afraid.
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But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.
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Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business.
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Coal is now the great anxiety - we are making terrible inroads on our supply - we have come 240 miles since we first entered the pack streams.
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Do you remember I warned you that secretiveness was strongly developed in me? Don't forget that at forty the reserve of a lifetime is not easily broken.
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Each man in his way is a treasure.
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Every day some new fact comes to light - some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction. I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing.
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Everything looks hopeful for the depot journey if only we can get our stores and ponies past the Glacier Tongue.
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For God's sake, look after our people.
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Found party much shorter of blubber than I had expected - they were only just keeping themselves supplied with a seal killed two days before and one as we arrived.
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Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
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Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
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I am ready to insist on these conditions to the point of resignation if, in my opinion, their refusal imperils the success of the undertaking.
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I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting.
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I fear we have shot our bolt - but we have been to Pole and done the longest journey on record.
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I maintain that our arrangements for returning were quite adequate, and that no one in the world would have expected the temperatures and surfaces which we encountered at this time of the year.
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I may not have proved a great explorer, but we have done the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success.
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I must be consulted in all future appointments, both civilians and others, especially the doctor.
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I must be consulted on all matters affecting the equipment of the landing parties.
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I must have complete command of the ship and landing parties. There cannot be two heads.
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I read the Church service every Sunday on our voyage to Melbourne and I propose to do the same with equal regularity throughout the voyage.
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I shall not have suffered any pain, but leave the world fresh from harness and full of good health and vigour.
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I take this opportunity of saying that we have stuck to our sick companions to the last.
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If we can get through the ice in the coming effort we may get all the ponies through safely, but there would be no great cause for surprise if we lost two or three more.
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In any case, if it holds or not, it will be a great relief to feel that there is this plain of negotiable ice behind one.
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In the forenoon we skirted the Island, getting 30 and 40 fathoms of water north and west of Inaccessible Island.
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It has always been our ambition to get inside that white space and now we are there so the space can no longer be a blank; this compensates for a lot of trouble.
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It has occurred to me that although the sea ice may freeze in our bays early in March it will be a difficult thing to get ponies across it owing to the cliff edges at the side.
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It is pathetic to see the ponies floundering in the soft patches.
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It must be understood that the doctors are first medical men, and secondly members of the scientific staff, not vice versa.
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It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more.
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It will be known that we have accomplished our object in reaching the Pole, and that we have done everything possible, even to sacrificing ourselves in order to save sick companions.
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My right foot has gone, nearly all the toes - two days ago I was proud possessor of best feet.
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No doubt about the going downhill, but everything going wrong for us.
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No healthy man likes to be thought an invalid.
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No idea there could be temperatures like this at this time of year with such winds.
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No, it looks as though we'd struck a streak of real bad luck; that fortune has determined to put every difficulty in our path.
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Oates' last thoughts were of his Mother, but immediately before he took pride in thinking that his regiment would be pleased with the bold way in which he met his death.
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One thing is certain. A good snow-shoe would be worth its weight in gold on this surface, and if we can get something really practical we ought to greatly increase our distances next year.
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Our utmost efforts could not produce more than three miles for the whole march.
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Poor old Grannie pulled till she could pull no longer and lay down in the snow; they put her on a sledge and she soon died.
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Preparations are now being made for Christmas festivities. It is curious to think that we have already passed the longest day in the southern year.
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Should this be found I want these facts recorded.
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Slowly but surely the sea is freezing over.
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That afternoon I learned for the first time that there was such a thing as a prospective Antarctic Expedition; two days later I wrote applying to command it.
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The causes of the disaster are not due to faulty organisation, but to misfortune in all risks which had to be undertaken.
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The continuous bad weather is very serious for the dogs.
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The dates seem unimportant, but throughout the period the officers and men of the ship have been unremittingly busy.
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The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest, yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee.
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The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.
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The dogs are as thin as rakes; they are ravenous and very tired.
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The dogs take away all idea of enjoying the marches.
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The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp; it is an effort even to record them in a diary.
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The first three weeks of November have gone with such a rush that I have neglected my diary and can only patch it up from memory.
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The more I think of our sledging outfit the more certain I am that we have arrived at something near a perfect equipment for civilized man under such conditions.
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The ponies are doing excellently. Their loads run up to 800 and 900 lbs. and they make very light of them.
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The Soldier doesn't like the idea of fetching up the remainder of the loads to this camp with the ponies. I think we will bring on all we can with the dogs and take the risk of leaving the rest.
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There is no doubt that very long days' work could be done by men in hard condition on ski.
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These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale, but surely, surely, a great rich country like ours will see that those who are dependent on us are properly provided for.
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Titus Oates is very near the end, one feels. What we or he will do, God only knows.
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To wait idly is the worst of conditions.
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Tuesday afternoon a cold S.E. wind commenced and blew all night.
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We are all acting like seasoned sledge travellers now, such is the force of example.
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We are showing that Englishmen can still die with a bold spirit, fighting it out to the end.
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We are very near the end, but have not and will not lose our good cheer.
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We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.
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We passed two immense bergs in the afternoon watch, the first of an irregular tabular form.
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We really have everything necessary for our comfort and only need a little more experience to make the best of our resources.
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We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far.
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We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. For God's sake, look after our people.
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We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint, but bow to the will of Providence, determined still to do our best to the last.
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With great care we might have a dog's chance, but no more.
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