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Cook "Quotes"...

 

"Accused of being the most colossal liar of history, I sometimes feel more lies have been told about me than anyone ever born."
"Someone started the story that I expected to reach the North Pole by bribing the Eskimos with gum drops...I saw "Cook" gum drops conspicuously displayed in confectionery store windows. Hundreds of pounds of gum drops were sent to my hotel with the compliments of the manufacturers...We took no gum drops with us on our Polar trip, and by my knowledge, no Eskimo ate a gum drop while with me."
Fred Cook, P. 30 (first edition) My Attainment of The Pole, 1911.
And the lie that permanently stretched his nose: "April 21 - at the North Pole. Accompanied by the Eskimo boys...I reached at noon today 90 degrees N. ...New land was discovered along the 102nd M. between 84 and 85."
Fred Cook, P. 313 (first edition) My Attainment of The Pole, 1911.

 

 

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