Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Blood washed off

Stormy today so concluded not to get up to breakfast, jumped out of bed, and jumped back again. Perhaps this saved my life as I might have changed my position.
    At 10 o'clock while dreaming of home was shot with heavy Winchester rifle (40-82) through the shoulder and through the arm, the bullet passing close to my eye. The bullet came from mess room through two walls and was found on the floor of my room after the shooting. After 3 hours and half I was stitched up and blood washed off.  

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