Memories of Angela Aguilar de Mascorro, and Sketches of the Friends' Mexican Mission

Memories of Angela Aguilar de Mascorro, and Sketches of the Friends' Mexican Mission

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the-terrible noise of clashing arms and the discharge of musketry being only separated from us by the inch_ doors and delicate window shutters. We withdrew to the back room of the printing office and took our position where brick walls would intercept the balls, and waited with almost breathless anxiety the termination of the struggle. The company consisted of the widow Aguilar and her three children, my wife and an orphan girl of eight years, and our pressman and myself. ' It was not so much our own peril as the thought of the carnage in the streets, and a deep sympathy with the sufferings necessarily incident to the storming of the city. Gulielma fainted twice, and suffered from chills produced by fear, from which she did not recover for some months, The others were nearly as much frightened, and the trial and anxiety of that hour and a half of suspense will never be forgotten by any one of our trembling little group. The noise finally ceased and soon the bell of the Catholic Church sounded forth the note of victory, victory to the forces of Gen, Diaz, but told us that our city had surrendered. We had not even bolted the doors of our residence and meeting rooms at No. 49 Calle de Bravo and as the thin wooden structure was very insecure we expected that what valuables we had I 78 Sto'rming of Jllatamoros. would either be stolen by the troops, or by the city thieves who' would take advantage of the disorder to steal with impunity.. We had just reached the back porch of ou r rooms, and were entering a bed room at one end of the porch when we heard the sudden blow of a ball, ' which entered the room at the opposite side and passing through a framed photograph, splintering the glass into fragments, struck the opposite wall...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988876
  • 9781236988874