Sunday, September 25, 2011

'I am just going outside and may be some time.'

The last words of Captain Lawrence 'Titus' Oates who walked into the Antarctic wilderness to his death in order to save rations for the rest of the expedition crew.  The painting above is titled "A very Gallant Gentleman".  An understatement if ever I read one.

Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates 
(17 March 1880 – 16 March 1912)