We shall be preparing for a very difficult and dangerous voyage among the giant masses of ice which surround the South Pole; preparing to shut ourselves up in wooden planks for four months and float about above the abyss of the ocean. Farewell, Your Excellency; I shall have no opportunity to write to you for four months. Farewell, God willing, until Port Jackson, in the fifth part of the world. (Simonov, 1821a: 139)
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