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The Voyages of Captain Scott : Retold from the Voyage of the Discovery and Scott's Last Expedition   By: (1868-1940)

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[Page ii] [Illustration: Captain Robert F. Scott R.N.

J. Russell & Sons, Southsea, photographers ]

[Page iii] THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN SCOTT

Retold from 'The Voyage of the "Discovery"' and 'Scott's Last Expedition'

BY CHARLES TURLEY

Author of 'Godfrey Marten, Schoolboy,' 'A Band of Brothers,' etc.

With an introduction by

SIR J. M. BARRIE, BART.

Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white and a map

[Page v] CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE VOYAGE OF THE 'DISCOVERY'

Chapter I. The 'Discovery'. II. Southward Ho! III. In Search of Winter Quarters. IV. The Polar Winter. V. The Start of the Southern Journey. VI. The Return. VII. A Second Winter. VIII. The Western Journey. IX. The Return from the West. X. Release.

THE LAST EXPEDITION

Chapter Preface to 'Scott's Last Expedition'. Biographical Note. British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. [Page vi] I. Through Stormy Seas. II. Depôt Laying to One Ton Camp. III. Perils. IV. A Happy Family. V. Winter. VI. Good bye to Cape Evans. VII. The Southern Journey Begins. VIII. On the Beardmore Glacier. IX. The South Pole. X. On the Homeward Journey. XI. The Last March. Search Party Discovers the Tent. In Memoriam. Farewell Letters. Message to the Public. Index.

[Page vii] ILLUSTRATIONS

PHOTOGRAVURE PLATE

Portrait of Captain Robert F. Scott From a photograph by J. Russell & Son, Southsea .

COLOURED PLATES

From Water Colour Drawings by Dr. Edward A. Wilson. .

Sledding. Mount Erebus. Lunar Corona. 'Birdie' Bowers reading the thermometer on the ramp.

DOUBLE PAGE PLATE

Panorama at Cape Evans. Berg in South Bay.

FULL PAGE PLATES

Robert F. Scott at the age of thirteen as a naval cadet. The 'Discovery'. Looking up the gateway from Pony Depôt. Pinnacled ice at mouth of Ferrar Glacier. Pressure ridges north side of Discovery Bluff. The 'Terra Nova' leaving the Antarctic. Pony Camp on the barrier. Snowed up tent after three days' blizzard. Pitching the double tent on the summit. [Page viii] Adélie Penguin on nest. Emperor Penguins on sea ice. Dog party starting from Hut Point. Dog lines. Looking up the gateway from Pony Depôt. Looking south from Lower Glacier depôt, Man hauling camp, 87th parallel. The party at the South Pole. 'The Last Rest'.

Facsimile of the last words of Captain Scott's Journal.

Track chart of main southern journey.

[Page 1] INTRODUCTION

BY SIR J. M. BARRIE, BART.

On the night of my original meeting with Scott he was but lately home from his first adventure into the Antarctic and my chief recollection of the occasion is that having found the entrancing man I was unable to leave him. In vain he escorted me through the streets of London to my home, for when he had said good night I then escorted him to his, and so it went on I know not for how long through the small hours. Our talk was largely a comparison of the life of action (which he pooh poohed) with the loathsome life of those who sit at home (which I scorned); but I also remember that he assured me he was of Scots extraction. As the subject never seems to have been resumed between us, I afterwards wondered whether I had drawn this from him with a promise that, if his reply was satisfactory, I would let him go to bed. However, the family traditions (they are nothing more) do bring him from across the border. According to them his great great grandfather was the Scott of Brownhead whose estates were sequestered after the '45. His dwelling was razed to the ground and he fled with his wife, to whom after some grim privations a son was born in a fisherman's hut on September 14, 1745... Continue reading book >>




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