–from Leif Mills’ Frank Wild—
[Frank Wild’s western explorations had left Morton Henry Moyes alone at the home base, with the plan that Charles Harrison would return and rejoin him at the base in Queen Mary Land. However, the while en route and for emerging circumstances, it was decided that Harrison would remain with the field party, thus leaving Moyes alone at the base, with no way of knowing that all was well in the field. Moyes solitary sojourn at the hut was to last 67 days.]
“At the hut Moyes was counting the days until Harrison should appear. As the week ended he climbed on to the roof each morning to see Harrison returning. He got more and more anxious as the days went by and Harrison did not appear. He said later [Walkabout] ‘My anxiety increased as he became well overdue. There seemed to be no reason why he should not have returned. Ther had been no blizzard to cause delay or to blot out sledge tracks. . . .I could only think that disaster had struck Harrison, and in the agonizing few days of uncertainty that followed I could vividly picture him lying dead or injured somewhere out on that wide white plain.’
“Moyes was kept busy at the hut with taking reglar meteorological observations, but he was increasingly worried about Harrison. . . .He loaded a sledge with provisions and set off to man haul there.
“Moyes was able to follow the outward tracks of the party and after three days reached the crevassed region where ht though he might find a trace of Harrison. There was nothing there. Moyes wondered if some disaster had overtaken the whole party. He searched the area and then reluctantly decided he had to turn back.”