Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition—February 1915: Chocloates

-from Thomas Orde Lees’ diary–

“I spent most of the afternoon darning the captain’s woolen gloves. I have contracted to do all his mending at the rate of one chocolate per article. It took me two hours to do the gloves! But the chocolates are valuable down here. They are big ones, too. They form a convenient means of exchange instead of money, and either chocolates or cigarettes form the stakes for most of our bets and winnings at games.”


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