«Temperamentally he was a weak man, and might very easily have been an irritable autocrat. As it was he had moods and depressions which might last for weeks, and of these there is ample evidence in his diary. The man with the nerves gets things done, but sometimes he has a terrible time in doing them. He cried more easily than any man I have ever known.
What pulled Scott through was character, sheer good grain, which ran over and under and through his weaker self and clamped it together. It would be stupid to say he had all the virtues; he had, for instance, little sence of humour, and he was a bad judge of men. But you have only to read one page of what he wrote towards the end to see something of his sense of justice. For him justice was God…»
Etter at Evans ar død, i relativ kort avstand fra Ett-tonns-depotet kom de ut for snøstorm og ble på denne måten liggende som fanger i teltet. Oates var på dette tidspunktet død for noen få dager siden. Han hadde ønsket at de gjenværende tre skulle ha forlatt ham da han ikke orket å holde følge med dem, men da de hadde nektet, hadde han selv forlatt teltet og sagt de berømte ordene: ”I am just going outside and may be some time”.
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