Final letters fro Scott’s epic journey to Antarctica.
Letters to his Mother, his Wife, his Brother-in-law (Sir William
Ellison Macartney), Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumont, and Mr. and
Mrs. Reginald Smith were also found, from which come the following
The Great God has called me and I feel it will add a fearful blow to
the heavy ones that have fallen on you in life. But take comfort in
that I die at peace with the world and myself–not afraid.
Indeed it has been most singularly unfortunate, for the risks I have
taken never seemed excessive.
… I want to tell you that we have missed getting through by
a narrow margin which was justifiably within the risk of such a
journey … After all, we have given our lives for our country–we
have actually made the longest journey on record, and we have been
the first Englishmen at the South Pole.
You must understand that it is…
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