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wife. There was no answer save
the boom of the waves.
"As for myself when the
crash came I was knocked off my
feet. I was tangled in the rig
ging, with the sea breaking over
me. I climbed up instinctively as
the waters rose.
"When I looked down at last
there was no ship under me, and
the captain was swimming
around in little circles, still cry
ing for his wife.
"I might have been dreaming,
but I think at the last I heard him
shout something and then disap
pear. I think he wanted to go.
"Then the hurricane broke. It
came out of the northeast, an icy,
whipping blast, an eighty-mile
an hour gale.
"The ropes binding our bodies
to the mast seemed as if they
were going to part every minute.
The wind lashed our bodies like
whips. Our clothing was torn.
Our naked bodies bruised and cut
by the ropes and the pounding
against the masts.
"I fared badly, but some fared
worse. There was Chris Knud
sen, who escaped from the engine
room without any heavy clothes.
The wind whipped him naked in
a moment. His body ran with
blood. I think he went out of his
head. I saw his. body slip from
the mast and go overboard.
"Six hours we clung there in
that bitter storm, and I think I
myself was light-headed at times.
I know I cannot remember anything.
"Then came the Pennsylvania
to rescue us, and I canno
how happy we were.
"Those were men on the Penn
sylvania. They came after us as
if there were something at stake.
The seas beat all over their boats.
They were carried back again
and again. But they worked on
just the same. . Their bravery
helped us wonderfully. If those
men were willing to risk their
lives in that awful sea to save us,
surely we would live. I never
want to see braver men than
those. I don't believe there are
any braver in the world.
"We were all taken down. One
big fellow hugged me in his arm"
arid told me to lay to. I was hap
py. I think I went off my nut
again," and woke up when one of
the men managed to get some
rum into me. I heard a big voice
tell the men to pull away, and a
fellow at the oar shouted, 'Aye,
aye, sir!' Then I went to sleep
again, and didn't wake up until I
got on the Pennsylvania, with
half a dozen men standing round
me, rubbing my feet and hands
and giving me hot stuff to drink."
Eight men were saved from
the Luckenbach. Twenty-one
not tell you
Ethel Jack Huggard told me
a long story last night. Kitty Is
he an interesting stpry-teller ?
Ethel I should say so! He held
his audience from start to finish.
"Didn't you say your dog's
bark is worse than his bite?"
"Yes." "Then for goodness' sake
don't let him bark. He's just bit