King Haakon wired: "The Queen and I bid you and your companions welcome.''
Portuguese, French and Italian Ministers at Oslo, the Speaker of the German Reichstag, wired felicitations. The German fleet at Oslo fired a royal salute.
For a great feat had been performed and great hardships had been endured and the heroes were home from the wastes, home with a story:
First there was Roald Amundsen, intrepid wanderer in frozen places, who had planted the flag of Norway on the nether extremity of the globe. Then there was Riiser Larsen, his airplane pilot,...