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decided to get back to solid ice and camp, which we
did. Built a snow wall and put on a tarpaulin
over it. Both Primus stoves are plugged and
Crawford worked with them for several hours at
last getting one of them working after a fashion.
There does not seem to be a chance to get to the
mainland now, from there and Crawford and I
have been racking our brains on the best thing to
do. Matters now stand thus: - We have only five
dogs, a weak sled and not a great deal of pro-
visions, and the ice is so bad that we can not
travel to sea to get to open water. I am nearly
all in (I hate to admit this but I am sure I
can't help it) for my scurvy has been coming
back for the last month or two altho I have said
nothing to anyone about it, Crawford excepted. When
we started I was in hopes of fairly good going and
a chance to get fresh meat but I find that my legs
go back on me in this rough ice where I am
freed to get in harness to help the dogs. When we
do get in rough ice the dogs can hardly haul the
load on account of the temperature which is
very low and I am afraid of the sled which is
not too strong. Our gait on good level ice is
about 2 1/2 mi. per hour. This is what we have
planned to do. We will go back to camp and
lighten the sled load as much as possible and
Crawford & Galle will start S. and make as

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