Fred is seeking adventure & for an Englishman 110 years ago, the answer
2. is quite correct. I won't have to write this quite so close or else my mother will have ---- come to an end. I am sending you a coat of arms. I'm sure you will like it. I must get one for myself. I think it is so good. It has not got the motto and I'm sorry to say that I do not know it. It is a great pity. I notice your allusion to Peary. Don't forget book. Peary is not satisfied with having discovered the N. Pole he wants to deprive Shackleton of his honors. I forgot to tell you that if I could have obtained the other card before but I could not get it. How square Rochester castle looks. I see by the papers that you are having shocking weather. We are having a fair mixture. One day it is shockingly cold ---- might not think so - and the
Peary claimed to be the 1st to reach the Nth Pole (widely doubted today) & Shackleton was a South Pole explorer of heroic status. It seems that they posed for a photo together in 1913 (Wikipedia) & I think this is what has inspired the writer's comment.
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