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Orde-Lees' Journal, January 2, 1915

"We are entirely surrounded by icebergs - at a respectful distance, of course, for it is not good to get too near an iceberg especially too near two icebergs or worse still, between them, for they do all sorts of things such as cracking you between them like a nut, pushing you roughly against, or through the pack, or turning over on top of you."

Photo: Margot Morrell, November, 2000

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