Thursday, May 20, 2010

20 May, 1911

It's blowing hard from the south, with some snow and very cold.

Wilson and Bowers went up to the Ramp as usual and found it blowing force 6 or 7 with minus 24 temperature; they got frostbitten. Everyone thought this highly amusing. Such is the misfortune of others in this regard held by our company -- serves you right! they seem to say. Well, Wilson shouldn't go out without headgear on, he knows better. Yet he does it all the time I think it's part of his mortification of the flesh business. He used to do that sort of thing at Cambridge - hair shirt and all that, going without food. He's a pious chap, is Wilson. Don't get it, myself.

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