NABOKV-L post 0014499, Mon, 25 Dec 2006 04:45:47 -0200

If this reference is still useful,
here is the link to the quote about "the third man" in Shackleton
Following the Eliot reference ( line 360, The Waste Land), and the Shackleton writings, using Google and following the link:
South: the story of Shackleton's last, by Sir Ernest Shackleton ...-
Sir Ernest Shackleton. South: the story of Shackleton's last ... The snow was cleared out and extra stores were placed in it. From reports I have received ... - 10k -

Here is the quote ( end of Chapter X):
When I look back at those days I have no doubt that Providence guided us, not only across those snowfields, but across the storm-white sea that separated Elephant Island from our landing-place on South Georgia. I know that during that long, and racking march of thirty-six hours over the unnamed mountains and glaciers of South Georgia it seemed to me often that we were four, not three. I said nothing to my companions on the point, but afterwards Worsley said to me, "Boss, I had a curious feeling on the march that there was another person with us." Crean confessed to the same idea. One feels "the dearth of human words, the roughness of mortal speech" in trying to describe things intangible, but a record of our journeys would be incomplete without a reference to a subject very near to our hearts.

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