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[156] life fell off and were drowned. He held on till the Trenton came down upon them, when, with the others who were saved in other parts of the rigging, he crept along a hawser and somehow reached the Trenton. Fearing that she would go to pieces, he started with fifteen sailors to swim ashore — he alone was saved — he says he is much practised in'swimming. I spoke of this all as a dreadful experience. “Yes,” said he, with a twinkle in his eye, “but the storm cleared out the Germans for us.” He was thrown ashore insensible, but soon recovered consciousness — had been naked and without food for thirty-six hours. Took a cup of coffee in one hand, and a cup of brandy in the other, and swallowed a little from each alternately, his refection lasting from nine in the evening till one o'clock at night....

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We have not seen the sun in some days. I hope that he has shined upon you. Item, I have almost finished my anxious piece of work for the N. Y. Evening Post, after which I shall say, “Now, frolic, soul, with thy coat off!”

In January, 1890, she “heard young Cram 1 explain ‘Tristram and Iseult,’ and young Prescott execute some of the music. It seemed to me like broken china, no complete chord; no perfect result; no architectonic.”

She never learned to like what was in those days “the new music.” Wagner and Brahms were anathema to her, as to many another music-lover of her time,

1 Ralph Adams Cram, architect and littrateur.

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