Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker; An Appreciation

Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker; An Appreciation

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and two scout boats were sent out to find a landing place. The wireless was at work, but failed to get into communication with any vessel till noon. "To see more than a hundred people, most of them women and children, face this situation with no screams, no tears, no hysterics, made one feel proud of his race. The self-control was wonderful. After an hour our cabin steward, who had been most attentive to us during the voyage, said: 'There is no immediate danger. If I were you I'd pack everything in the cabin.' With his aid, Frances and I packed two steamer trunks, four suit cases and two bags. During all this time the steamer was grinding on the rocks with a noise that we can never forget. By seven o'clock breakfast was served, of coffee, ham and eggs. An Episcopal minister gave a service of thanksgiving; we repeated the Lord's Prayer and sang the doxology, then gave three cheers for the captain and crew. Reaction set in among the young people after breakfast, and the deck was full of jest and laughter. But there was no mirth for those of us who had precious young lives in our care, and who knew that, sooner or later, the vessel was doomed. "There were six other passengers from Texas, and you would have been proud of the bearing of each. Mrs. G, though ill, was calm and serene. Dr. R and his beautiful wife from Marshall were full of help and comfort to all. Dear F, though only eighteen, was a tower of strength and emeiency, while Percy and Ruth made light of every disaster, and pretended that they were having what they wanted. The rain stopped and the sun came out at 10:30 o 'clock. The command was given, 'Passengers will go ashore in twenty minutes.' In lifeboats manned partly by Portuguese natives who had come to our aid, we...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934237
  • 9781236934239