Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In this section the men's spirits were detereorating worse. They were working and struggling harder to get to Elephant Island. They could see the island not too far in the distance but they knew that it would take a long time to get there. Not only their spirits were detereorating, but also their health. Some of the men were suffering frostbite as well as gangerine on their feet. Rickenson even suffered a heartattack. Other men were becoming injured trying to get themselves and their crewmates to safety. Food was still in scarse supply and rations were becoming ever smaller. In the end of the last chapter of the section, the men had finally gotten to land. It took them over a year, and many sacrifices, to do so.
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This is such a shame that they had to go through all this to just get on solid land. We take land for granite and wish to go on cruises all the time. This would be so horrible. I don't even want to imagine.ReplyDelete
Could you imagine how hard it is to see something that you want so bad and yet be far away from it? The crew must really be anxious. I like how you highlighted the crew's overall health. It's something that I take for granted. Great blog post!ReplyDelete