Lawrence Oates

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  • ''I am just going outside and may be some time.''
    Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), British soldier, explorer. Diary entry for March 16-17, 1912. Quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, vol. 1, ch. 20, ed. L. Huxley (1913). These were Oates' last words, before walking out into an Antarctic blizzard on Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Scott recorded, "We knew it was the act of a brave man and an English gentleman."
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