Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, December 5, 1915: “Greenstreet has been made puppy-driver. . .”

–from the diary of Thomas Orde Lees—

“5 December. Greenstreet has been made puppy-driver, i.e., he has been given a team made up of the four young dogs with good old Snapper as their leader. It is wonderful what this little team of five, carefully trained by Crean, can now pull. Greenstreet is an active, efficient fellow and should do well with them if we ever have to do any extensive sledging. He unfortunately suffers a good deal from Rheumatism.

“Sir Ernest does not at all ignore the possibility of having to remain on the floe until it reaches the vicinity of the South Orkneys, but he does not like it to be discussed for fear of creating a feeling of despondency, especially among the sailors.”


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