vintage everyday: Titanic Survivor’s Letter Reveals Harrowing New Perspective on the Tragedy of the ‘Unsinkable Ship’

Towards eleven o’clock: Mrs. Stone and I went to bed.Three quarters of an hour later, as the liner was cruising at full speed, a terrifying shock threw us out of bed.We were intending to find out what was happening, when a passing officer told us “It is nothing, return to your cabin.” I answered “Listen to that loud noise, it sounds like water is flowing into the ship.”Upon our return to the cabin I saw that our [female] neighbor from across the passageway had gone back to bed.Her daughter arrived in a panic, yelling “Mommy, quick quick, get up it’s very serious.”I helped Mrs. Stone to dress, she took her lifebelt and told me “come quickly.”I was trembling, and still in my dressing gown, I took a coat, my lifebelt, and followed her on deck.

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