October 14, 2010

Friday, 14 October 1910


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." [1]

Scott said nothing about the subject, either to his officers or to the press.


[1] Tryggve Gran, diary, 14 October 1910, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.318.

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