Monday, September 14, 2009


I now begin to feel a good deal of anxiety because there were no signs of Marvin and Borup, who should have been there for two days. Besides, they had the alcohol and oil, which were indispensable for us. We concluded that they had either lost the trail or were imprisoned on an island of open water, probably the latter.

From an account by the explorer Robert E. Peary of his journey to the North Pole (New York Times).