Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, November 11, 1915: “Camp seems a cheery place now. . . .”

–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.”

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