Ironic indeed! I was asked the same thing and that's what started my story. I think our assignment was to make up a character and place them in a historical situation and like your assignment Kat, write what happens to them. When I wrote about The Titanic in '93 it wasn't that well known. I was the only one in my class to pick it but my History teacher was enthused. However I concentrated my efforts to the at the time little known steerage. I only used ANTR as a reference and it was sorta vague on some points so I ended up with a B- or C+ for originality. That Summer was when I decided to turn it into a story. most of manuscript was done I just had to flush it out. Memories! Like you though on the report I didn't do so hot.quote:
I find it ironic that you mention a highschool assignment for that - I had almost the identical one last year! To write from the view point of a passenger on board the Titanic! I chose to pull the historical card and write it in the POV of Madeline Astor, however; my sad attempt at brownie points!
You're correct. To be more specific, it was a telescope that Rene Harris gave to him.quote:
Yes, I believe it was some expensive nautical equipment she sent him, engraved with (I think) H.G. Lowe
Interesting, that. It does sound like something he would do. Decide to go off on his own like that and get a gun. Lowe wasn't one to stand around waiting for orders. Especially with folks jumping in the boats or looking like they were getting ready to rush the boats.quote:
It is also interesting to note that Stengel suggests this prompted an (unnamed) officer involved in loading the boat to announce "I will stop that. I will go down and get my gun." He was gone only "momentarily", and one wonders if the officer concerned was Lowe. Lowe's own testimony states that when he determined that the ship was tipping "I first of all went and got my revolver", seeming to suggest that he did so before beginning work at the lifeboats, but the sequence may be just slightly off and he fetched it during the loading of Boat 5.
Oh well, what's done is done! I should probably have referred her to ANTR for a little more accuracy, huh?
True at least she got off in a boat.quote:
I guess she had some spare in her pocket though, huh? I'd prefer some bumps and bruises to a dip in the great big pool!
Oh Lord, If I had a nickel for each time.....quote:
I have a definite feeling she was one of those people; I knew I sensed some friction going on there!