Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like this compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised.
Ice Time: Part One
The idea, it seemed, held nothing but promise, and the ultimate journey, nothing but glory. Yes, the Norwegian Amundsen had beaten him to the pole, but there remained one great object of Antarctic passage—the crossing of the continent from sea to sea via the pole. The "Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition," he would call it. It was a fitting name for a grand voyage and a decisive feather in his cap.
He had come a long way since that initial trip as third officer on Scott's "Discovery Expedition." He'd ...