–from the diary of Sir James Wordie—
“11 November. From this distance it is evident that the ship is sinking fast—only the funnel shows now: in another 24 hours it may be gone.
“Camp seems a cheery place now: Hussey plays his banjo almost every night after hoosh and gradually draws forth some singers. A good many books were rescued from the salvage operations—mostly the Encyclopaedia and the majority of my own books from the Rookery: so for the present we do not weary over much at these days of inactivity.”