By David Roberts
“An very important lacking tale from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.”—Laurence Gonzales, writer of Deep Survival
On January 17, 1913, by myself and close to hunger, Douglas Mawson, chief of the Australasian Antarctic day trip, used to be hauling a sledge to come back to base camp. The canine have been long gone. Now Mawson himself plunged via a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss via the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the need to haul himself again to the surface.
Mawson was once occasionally lowered to crawling, and one evening he stumbled on that the soles of his ft had thoroughly indifferent from the flesh underneath. On February eight, whilst he staggered again to base, his positive factors unrecognizably skeletal, the 1st teammate to arrive him blurted out, “Which one are you?”
This exciting and virtually incredible account establishes Mawson in his rightful position as one of many maximum polar explorers and day trip leaders. it really is illustrated by means of a trove of Frank Hurley’s well-known Antarctic photos, many by no means earlier than released within the usa.
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Wilton remembered a San Antonio hailstorm that undid Carver. Hailstones rained down a foot deep and made a terrifying sound on their tin-roofed house. The world was surely coming to an end. Years later, CF recalled that during the storm six-year-old Carver “rushed to the center table . . ’” Wilton never forgot the sight of Carver tugging on his mother’s skirt, as she frantically told her boy she had to shut the swinging shutters. ” The family had a good laugh over Carver’s panic, but the incident also reflects the terrifying impact fundamentalist Baptists could have on children, who heard a good deal about the Lord’s punishment and very little about His forgiveness.
Already attracted to the stage, Carver sang “Your Star on the Flag” at a school assembly on February 25, 1921, and appeared in a school play, At the Photographers, on March 9, 1923. He was popular with girls, who did not want to have parties without him. ” they would ask Wilton, who acknowledged his brother’s good looks. Carver always picked the prettiest girl to go out with, and he was—as Wilton put it— devoted to his choice, while Harlan seemed always to have several girls on hand. Dana remembered Uvalde fondly.
Bushman and Beverly Bayne. By the end of the year, Long was upping the ante against the Baptist church by exhibiting The Rosary, “a play that bears the highest endorsement of every religious body, carrying with it, as it does, a moral lesson that is appreciated by all faiths. ” The counterattack began on January 18, 1917, at the mid-winter revival meeting. “Large numbers have been saved” and the churches “made strong and aggressive,” the Rockdale Reporter announced. CF did his part by issuing a call: “The pastor wants you to come and let’s have a great choir.