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The Births and Deaths of October

  • Mary R. Tahan
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Abstract

The eventful activities of October 1910, and the Fram’s approaching the equator, are described in this chapter, including the birth of several more puppies; the crossing-the-equator party and men’s colorful celebration; the setting free of some of the dogs, for the very first time, on deck; the lack of drinking water for the dogs; a tragedy among the puppies, and its subsequent brutal consequences, as well as a surprising turn of events; and an analysis of crime and punishment aboard the Fram, based on the candid accounts written in the crewmember diaries. Also included in this chapter is an analysis of the worldwide reactions to Roald Amundsen’s surprise announcement regarding his clandestine venture toward the South Pole.

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  • Mary R. Tahan
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  1. 1.VancouverCanada

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