The men have hit land, thank god! The sun is shining and the men are feasting. Even with physical conditions, and they still manage to show excitement! Cutting off Macklins toes because of Gangrene was a detail in this chapter I was horrified from. I imagined myself in their shoes, as I have throughout this book, and I could not handle it. Doing the cutting or being the one cut I would never have made it through that. Having to move again in this section was disappointing because they were hit with harsh conditions yet again. As well as their tents having blown away and getting no rest again.
The fact that the men are STILL moving is inspirational. The motivation is ridiculous because I would have been long left behind. As for Wild continuing to remind these men that a ship will be there kept their spirits alive. They figured that they had gone and made it as far as they have why give up hope now. I believe that as much as a person might say positive things trying to convince yourself may only last for so long. Shakleton did not let them down thus far so hopefully his rescue ship will get to the men sooner than later.