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Roads closed, cars helpless, flights cancelled. All in all, a good day to revisit “The Worst Journey in the World”:

 Pennell and Priestley sounded their way back to the ship, and Day asked Priestley to bring his goggles back when he returned. They came back with a life-line, Pennell leading. Suddenly the ice gave way under Priestley , who disappeared entirely and came up, so we learned afterwards , under the ice, there being a big current. In a moment Pennell was lying flat upon the floe on his chest, got his arm under Priestley’s arm, and so pulled him out. All Priestley said was, “Day, here are your goggles.”


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