Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

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Author: Logan Marshall

Pitiful Scenes of Grief

As the day passed the fore part of the ship assumed some degree of order and comfort, but the crowded second sabin and rear decks gave forth the incessant sound of lamentation. A bride of two months sat on the floor and moaned her widowhood. An Italian mother shrieked the name of her lost son.

A girl of seven wept over the loss of her Teddy bear and two dolls, while her mother, with streaming eyes, dared not tell the child that her father was lost too, and that the money for which their home in England had been sold had gone down with him. Other children clung to the necks of the fathers who, because carrying them, had been permitted to take the boats.

In the hospital and the public rooms lay, in blankets, several others who had been benumbed by the water. Mrs. Rosa Abbott, who was in the water for hours, was restored during the day. K. Whiteman, the Titanic’s barber, who declared he was blown off the ship by the second of the two explosions after the crash, was treated for bruises. A passenger, who was thoroughly ducked before being picked up, caused much amusement on this ship, soon after the doctors were through with him, by demanding a bath.

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Chicago: Logan Marshall, "Pitiful Scenes of Grief," Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, trans. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859 in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z5E2A2INM48IX1.

MLA: Marshall, Logan. "Pitiful Scenes of Grief." Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, translted by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859, in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z5E2A2INM48IX1.

Harvard: Marshall, L, 'Pitiful Scenes of Grief' in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, trans. . cited in 1909, Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z5E2A2INM48IX1.