From Charles “Silas” Wright’s diary:
“Head wind 25 m.p.h all day. Surface as yesterday but patches of sastrugi fairly good. Light very bad, at times could not see 4 in. [deep] footsteps under feet though paty three quarters of a mile away [was] visible. . . .
“Chinaman [Wright’s pony] died tonight of senile decay complicated by the presence of a bullet in the brain. Poor old devil, he never shirked and was capable of reaching the Beardmore [Glacier]. Dogs had to be fed was the trouble. [He was] the smallest and oldest of the lot and the first to cross every degree of latitude. Would eat some of him only Atch [Atkinson] refuses.”