1 EAGLETON NOTES: I May Be Gone Some Time

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Saturday, 3 November 2012

I May Be Gone Some Time

Hopefully unlike Captain Oates* I shall be back.  In fact I have so many posts in draft and idea form that I may even occasionally post here in my absence in NewZealand.  I've said that before though and time never seems to be sufficient and they will , for the most part, still be there and just as relevant in six months time.

So for the next six months I shall be posting regularly on A Hebridean in New Zealand.  I hope that you will join me there.

*Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates (17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912) was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time." His death is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware his ill health was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death.

5 comments:

  1. No, you will not be a Captain Oates, but an Arnold Schwarzenegger, with his famous quote, "I'll be back!"

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  2. Since I am following both your blogs, I won't miss any of your posts, no matter where you put them :-)

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  3. Captain Oates certainly showed courage, substantial amounts, I'd say!

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  4. In 1960 at 13 in junior high school, I encountered that "I may be some time" quote for the firs time. Such a simple sentence, yet it made a huge impression on me, for the rest of my life -- thank you.

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  5. Captain Oates' words are courageous; thanks for reminding me of this quote. I came over from Beyond the Lone Island after reading her review of The Blackhouse.

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