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"But when I've told you what I've been through, you won't care who I am and perhaps you'll even understand why I don't, either."
Suddenly he seemed to become alive. He glanced at me almost humorously.
" The Ancient Mariner only wanted to talk about his Albatross-well, I want to talk about a bird, but polar, physically, to an albatross:"
To hurry him on I tried to pin him down. "Polar?" I asked. "But not North," he answered. "No, I guessed . . :"
Then he was off. "Antarctica-the only, the last, unexplored continent! The North got men first, and what did .it give? Not a continent; simply more sea. Haven't we enough? Three-fifths of the earth's covered with sea."
" Well, Antarctica isn't any betterl"
" It's land."
" Frozen land's no better than frozen sea?"
" True enough; that's the point. Still, I don't know if it was true. Perhaps it was a delirium. But if so, how'm I here? Well, that's your problem now. That's for you to answer. Here it is straight. You know, I just walked out. There was a blizzard on. It's good, of course, as deaths go. You just plug ahead; don't have to bother where you're going, and when you feel numb you settle down and Nature, subzero Nature, the master anesthetist, does the rest. Well, I bumbled and stumbled, crawled a bit and sank. I woke gradually. It wasn't painful, so I knew I was dead. Another thing made me sure. I was moving, heaving, with a queer pulsing jerk. That, I thought, that's the way you feel your last heartbeats, as

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