The Divine Trio: Fix, Lasse, and Snuppesen
The setting in of winter is described in this chapter, as is Roald Amundsen’s strategy to use the sled dogs on the South Pole trek, which includes an important revelation. Framheim is, by now, completely covered in snow; new births, despite some deaths, increase the number of dogs now residing at camp; the moon reappears; Amundsen performs mental and physical exercises; Amundsen’s favorite three dogs guide him and safeguard him; the three dogs raid the meat tent despite punishments meted out by Amundsen; the men prepare for the spring journey and improve the conditions of the camp; and a bathroom is built under the snow for the men, with unexpected benefits for the dogs.
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