Beyond the Mountains of Madness
Professor Griffith is a rising young geologist, adept at linking and explaining other people’s ideas. Griffith is not excited about this trip to Antarctica, but this long, unpleasant trip will advance his career considerably. He has researched Starkweather’s expeditions, and feels uneasy about his leadership. Consequently, Griffith will always try to get Moore involved with any Starkweather decision that he does not agree with. He often grumbles about Starkweather into his large mustache, in Esperanto. His graduate assistant, Charlie Porter, has begun learning Esperanto from him as an easy “secret language” that allows them private discussions anywhere.