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Titanic Diary-the sinking

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Diary Entry 3 Dear Diary, We arrived yesterday, Mother, Janie and I. Here at Uncle Harvey's house in New Jersey. So much has happened to me since I last wrote to you. Even now as I sit here a week later I am still trying to make sense of the huge string of awful events that have been this last week. My hands are shaking like mad .I can not even think about this without tears welling up in my eyes. We left the ship on the 15th. A lot earlier than we expected to. We didn't step off the Titanic in New York like we expected to either. But instead into one of the large life boats that had once cluttered the deck only hours before. Alice, Janie and I were all asleep in our cabins when the catastrophe began. I was awoken by a strange quivering feeling as the deck below us began to shake. The bunk bed wobbled violently and poor Janie almost fell off from the top bed. At first me and Alice were not quite sure what to make of the situation and with our trust in that mighty ship being so great we decided to ignore what had just happened an go back to sleep. ...read more.


and completely ignored there requests, some of them even slowing down. Others looked in disgust as they were told that there was no room for their suitcases in the boats. By the time the fifth boat was launched the whole ship was in havoc. Screaming and crying filled the deck, People were pushing and shoving to get onto a boat. There weren't enough life boats! The 20 that Janie had counted just the day before had been the only life boats aboard the Titanic. Janie screamed and cried as she clung to father. With music still playing we queued up for the life boats, If you can call it a queue it was more like a rabble of terrified people pushing to get to the front. There was no room on that boat so we had to wait for the next. Already we had seen some pretty horrific sites. People were jumping into the icy water below. Others had fallen or been pushed in their attempts to reach a life boat. We were four of the last people to enter life boat 9. Father and Pete were turned away. "We will only be requiring woman and children for the time being" the officer said. "That's OK we'll get the next one" Father said in troubled voice. ...read more.


We watched the final part of the ship disappear into the water, and that was when we heard the terrifying sound. A long continuous wailing chant of the people floating nearby in the icy water. We couldn't go back they would swarm the boat. We waited in silence as the noise grew quieter I had never seen anything like it, not even In my worst nightmare. We saw a boat returning "We don't need to go back" said the crew man " everyone still alive will fit into that one boat." He was right, out of the hundreds of people who fell into the water only six were rescued. After that we sat rowing in that boat for hours, with no food or water. Janie cried the whole way and Marie-Anne on the other side of me sat silently the whole time, I even poked her a couple times to check she was still conscious. As the stars finally began to disappear and the light orange glow of a new day filled the sky we saw a ship. We rowed right up to the side until we saw in bold letters the word CARPATHIA and we climbed aboard. So I am sorry, that is the reason I haven't written for so long. Alice, Father and Pete did not get onto the next boat and by now I have given up hope that I will ever see them alive again. Kate x ...read more.

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