- .. nothing ever happens in the winter time ... so we started a Polar expedition. Peggy adds as soon as we could we'd go to the North Pole over the ice .. (WH3).
Nancy complains that the beastly Arctic won't freeze (WH3). When they hear that Nancy has the mumps John says There's no point in going to the Pole without you, and Peggy adds But you can't make much of an expedition with only one.. But Nancy realises that It just puts everything right ... it means another whole month as they will all be quarantined, not just her (WH8).
Captain Flint who was in foreign parts for the winter saw in the papers about the lake freezing .... and thought I wouldn't miss it, although he was half afraid I'd find a thaw by the time I got back (WH21). He provides logistical support, including the Key:
- I've got to make sure that those particular (polar) bears will let us have the key he said. Dick asks Key .. to the North Pole? (WH23).