"I thought it'd be worth a hand for that - to go to the Pole. To be one of the first."
Edgar Evans ("Taff", "P.O. Evans;" 1876–1912): A career petty officer in the Royal Navy, Taff was a favorite of Scott because of his great strength and practical skills. For unexplained reasons he became severely disoriented and then disabled early in the return trip; he slipped into unconsciousness and died in February 1912.