Friday, February 14, 2020

Overheard at Table : Matthew Henson

MR - Easy!  Matthew Henson (great first name by the way, means "Gift of God" - but that's beside the point.

"He was most likely actually the first person to reach the North Pole.   Robert Peary never would have gotten off the ground if it weren't for this guy.   Peary got all the glory, Henson did all the work. 

"Like Tonto, like Sancho Panza, like Robin, the sidekick who should be a hero in his own right.  And he is!"

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