At a luncheon the day after receiving Amundsen's cable, Gran noted that "Scott, as always, seemed calm, but made a few remarks which indicated that inwardly he was irritated; perhaps even that he suspected something fishy. The circumstances were not exactly suited to put any questions, but I did so nevertheless.... I received no reply. In the selfsame moment, our host, the Mayor of Melbourne, took Scott away. After lunch I did not see him." 
Scott said nothing about the subject, either to his officers or to the press.
 Tryggve Gran, diary, 14 October 1910, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.318.