Scott’s Diary: August 21, 1911

“The ponies are becoming a handful.  Three of the four exercised today so far have run away. . .Nothing but high spirits, there is no vice in these animals; but I fear we are going to have trouble with the sledges and snowshoes.”

[Based on Shackleton’s relative success in getting his Manchurian ponies to the foot of the Beardmore Glacier, Scott had originally brought 19 in the ship, though not all survived]

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