Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 5

Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...to the upper deck. Arriving there, we found everyone calm and cool and waiting to be told what to do. Some said, "The 'Olympic' is alongside of us and they are just going to transfer us." Skyrockets were being sent up and the band was playing while we waited. Soon officers came and told us we must climb up the iron ladder to the forecastle. "One steward carried Marion, another Richard, and Ruth and I followed. When we got to the lifeboat they were just lovering it. They put Marion and Richard' in and then shouted, "That's all for this boat." But I screamed, "Those are my children. Oh! please, let me go with them," and the kind officer, who stood near, picked me up and almost threw me in as it was being lowered. Then I was frantic about Ruth, for she had been left behind. I did not fear for her safety, but I thought how dreadful it was to be separated and how frightened she would be without me. We had great difliculty in getting down into the water. Everything was new and untried, and one pulley would stick and then the other, and we were afraid of being thrown into the sea before we got down. Such screaming and praying and cursing as there was before we finally got into the water! The officer in our boat commanded the four oarsnien to pull away from the "Titanic" as fast as possible, fearing suction. Then only did we realize the serious condition of the "Titanic/' The prow was sunk then to the first deck, and we sat there watching one row of ports and then another disappear, until finally, after about an hour, with one tremendous roar, which sounded and resounded over the sea, she seemed to break in the middle and sink. Then the heart-rending screams which arose...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861639
  • 9781236861634