Perce Blackborow Steward
refused him a job, Blackborow, with the help of
How, slipped aboard the Endurance and hid
in a locker until the ship was at sea. Stuck with him, Shackleton made
Blackborow steward and eventually came to appreciate the conscientiousness of
this 20-year-old Welshman. In an operation on Elephant Island, Blackborow had
all the toes on his left foot removed due to severe frostbite.