Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Our sledges are all packed

The first attachment has returned to ship. Two or three of the Esquimaux were complaining of the hardships of the trip so Commander decided to get rid of them at once - Panikpah and Pooadloonah. The former has a bad shoulder, but could go on, the latter has lost his nerve.
    The lead is opening and shutting but we could cross if Marvin and Borup arrive. Commander is pacing back and forth in front of our igloo, getting a little anxious about them! I think.
    My family is again broken up. I am living with the Captain. Our sledges are all packed and ready for a start.    

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