September 21, 1911: Cape Evans Diary

T. Griffith Taylor, geologist:

“Each morning at 8:15 I used to predict the weather, as I went out to Wind Vane Hill.  This was received with great joy by the mess deck.  Crean was especially congratulatory.  I have explained my method–i.e.”that after four days’ calm it’s certain to blizz;” and it worked as well as most weather rules.  However, even when this standby failed, Crean was always consoling.  At last the othr seamen got nettled.  “Go on, sir!  he’s only kidding; he wants your long sea-boots when you return!”  It was “cupboard love,” I fear!”

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