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  1. Public Bookmark 15

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    All oddities were temporary anyway! They were going home, Francis would be well again, the Enterprise would soon return to England, and there would be a farce of a court martial before a knighthood for Francis and an easy retirement.

     

    And as for Fitzjames… Well, Fitzjames would be reassigned, of course, continue his meteoric rise within the ranks of the Navy. He would send a suitable number of letters to Francis from somewhere exotic and warm before the draw of newer company turned his thoughts away from the Arctic, and those who came with it.

    After rescuing the remnants of the Franklin Expedition from the ice, Ross would prefer everything go back to normal.

    It doesn't.

    For the Fall Fitzier Exchange

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    22 Nov 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    It would be easier, James imagines, if there were days to mark, candles to light, prayers to murmur.

    Years after the loss of Terror and Erebus and their crew, two survivors remember.

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    18 Nov 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    There had been one night, and he remembers this only now, that had been like this. The pressure; the journey; the grave. It had been dark and he had arrived a little too late, the party having already begun to refill the new-old hole ere he had happened upon them. In the sliver of lantern light he had seen the fabric of the coffin, a flash of the copper plate they had engraved for him.

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    03 Nov 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Francis is made of hope.

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    08 Oct 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 11

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    In September 2018, two graduate students from the University of Chicago, studying the newly discovered wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, stumble upon a grave site containing two skeletons. Identified as a Caucasian male, approximately mid to late-30s, and a second Caucasian male, approximately late-70s, their presence on King William Island reveals that not all perished in the doomed Franklin Expedition. One man survived. And buried next to him, in a loose grave of shale and rock, rests a journal wrapped in preserved skins. This is the last will and testament of one Captain Francis Crozier, who survived. And who lived.

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    22 Aug 2020