Jesus said, Blessed are the hungry …

When I grew up, I was an avid reader. One of my early heroes was the polar explorer, Sir Earnest Shackleton. In the Antarctic summer of 1908-9, Sir Ernest Shackleton and three companions attempted to travel to the South Pole from their winter quarters. They set off on October 29, 1908, with four ponies to help carry the load. On January 9, 1909, their ponies now dead, rations nearly spent, exhausted, they turned back toward their base, their goal not accomplished. They had reached 88 degrees 23 minutes south. On the journey back to their ship, as Shackleton records in The Heart of the Antarcti...

 

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