Fawcett, Lt Colonel Percival Harrison - Following his destiny
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Lost City of Z – David Grann
The very things that made Fawcett a great explorer-demonic fury, single-mindedness, and an almost divine sense of immortality-also made him terrifying to be with. Nothing was allowed to stand in the way of his object-or destiny. He was "prepared to travel lighter and fare harder than most people would consider either possible or proper," the journal of the Royal Geographical Society reported. In a letter to the Society, Nina said, "By the way, you will be amused to hear Major Fawcett contemplated cutting through 100 miles of forest . . . in a month! The others fairly gasped at the thought!!!"