The Sea and Its Story from Viking Ship to Submarine

The Sea and Its Story from Viking Ship to Submarine

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...and refused to go. One mother stayed on board with her two school the captain. boy sons and perished. Pretince Mrs. Arnold called her Mind boy to her side, and, passing the lace of the football he was carrying through the buttonhole of his waistcoat, tied it securely. Bening Arnold's life was thus saved by his mother's affection and presence of mind. /Vhich was worse, to go or stay? Women had to be tenderly persuaded to enter the boats. Some of them were Officer Wade, who had acted with nerve and cheerfulness during the crisis. "Your boat's ready on the other side." We have learned to expect cool heroism in officers and men whenever disaster overtakes a British vessel: in the case of the Stella the bravery extended to every servant on board. The stewards rendered splendid aid in getting the women and children into the boats; the " master's boy," like the midshipman of the Victoria, refused to leave his post, and stood by the captain till the end. But above all was the heroic devotion of the stewardess, Mrs. Rogers. When the Stella crashed on the rocks, Mrs. Rogers, knowing well the danger in which the ship was placed, checked all signs of panic and induced all the ladies to wrap themselves in the warmest garments they could lay hands on. The ladies' saloon was a long apartment, with a narrow door leading round an awkward corner: an exit likely to be blocked up in the event of a panic; but Mrs. Rogers soothed, hurried, and directed her charges without any unseemly crowding, until they were all standing at the side of the ship, awaiting their tur n in the boats. On deck she gave valuable help in fastening on the available lifebelts. A well-laden boat, actually the last to get away, was waiting for Mrs....show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871685
  • 9781236871688