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.
For God's sake look after our people.
As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface.
Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
Certainly dog driving is the most terrible work one has to face in this sort of business.
We are showing that Englishmen can still die with a bold spirit, fighting it out to the end.
We are very near the end, but have not and will not lose our good cheer.
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.
Make the boy interested in natural history if you can; it is better than games; they encourage it in some schools.
Each man in his way is a treasure.
I may not have proved a great explorer, but we have done the greatest march ever made and come very near to great success.
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.
But take comfort in that I die at peace with the world and myself - not afraid.
But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.
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.