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The end came at last about 5pm. She was doomed, no ship built by human hands could have withstood the strain. I ordered all hands on to the floe and as the floe near us was cracking we started to sledge all the gear.
Snowy high temps all wet. Worsley self prospected, found way to fine safe old floe.
Broke camp 2.
I lead pioneer party to break down pressure, driftng and snowing hard: reach old floe 4 pm. Too thick to see ahead. Camp dogs splendid. 2 teams pull one boat, keep Caird's photo dogs, relay other sledges, have 10 sledges 2 Boats.
Weather clearing 6pm wind NE ship still above water and 26 (illegible text). All cheerful, shoot seal, good hoosh this floe really is strong (illegible text).
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- Frank Hurley