Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, August 15, 1916: ” A week to-day the sun returns.”

–from the diary of Ernest Joyce, published as “The South Polar Trail”—

“A week to-day the sun returns. I am training the puppies, but have made a mistake; that is, I should have tied them up before putting them into harness; they were frolicksome. In a week they travelled in harmony with Oscar, Gunner, and Towser—an excellent team. We have made up our minds to store large quantities of blubber in case the relief ship does not put in an appearance.”

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