White Waters and Black

“I, too, wished that [the Entomologist] might have been able to accompany me, as also the Ichthyologist; for they have both been good men, easy-tempered and stanch compañeros of the trail. Which are the most necessary assets for long and arduous jungle travel. It doesn’t matter whether a man can shoot or whether he can cook or whether he is an expert woodsman or whether he knows anything at all. But it does most vitally matter – as the past records of this expedition, and many another that I might cite, have shown – whether a man can travel in enforced close association with others through uncomfortable circumstances and still keep the peace and stand by when necessary.”     –Gordon MacCreagh, 1926, White Waters and Black

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