Wreck of the Titanic, The – Baltzell



Sailing over the bounding main.
Echoes from the orchestra on the promenade deck
Every soul is happy.
No one dreams of danger.
Full Speed ahead.
In the fields of ice.
The Titanic strikes an iceberg.
The ship stops
Bell rings from the bridge.
Fog-horn sounds.
Passengers are warned.
The life boats are lowered.
The Captain orders: “Women and children first.”
Confusion reigns aboard.
“The ship is sinking.”
There are no more lifeboats.
The band: Knee deep in water. Play their last prayer.
The Titanic slowly sinks beneath the waves.
The freezing survivors in the life boats scan the ocean for assistance.
The Carpathia arrives on the horizon.

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