Shackleton's Sacrifice On Elephant Island

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The day started with the rise of the sun, blazing onto our cold heads. The last couple of months has been gruesome, to say the least. About 4 months ago Shackleton and five other crew members had left for South Georgia in the James-Caird. The crew felt stranded on Elephant Island with the possibility that nobody was coming to save us. All of the crew was limited to the gear they had, making personal possessions invaluable. Last year, Shackleton had demonstrated the idea of limiting gear, by letting go of his gold cigarette case. Almost daily, the crew prayed and hoped that help was on its way, waiting for the moment they would finally see the rescue boat and rejoin their family, but alas every day simply chipping away at the small diminishing
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