By Caroline Bancroft
The rollicking tale of the Leadville waitress who reached the head of Newport society—and an enduring position in American lore—as a heroine of the huge catastrophe. leave out Bancroft’s biography supplies the real tale of the unsinkable woman from Colorado and makes an a laugh distinction with the legend.
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It was on the waves six hours, until seven o'clockbut none of its occupants were dead. When the Carpathia's captain could find no more survivors and gave the order to steam southward toward New York, it was eight-fifty in the morning. Page 34 The Titanic sank on a Sunday night, and the Carpathia did not dock until Thursday. During this period the lounging saloon of the Carpathia served as a hospital where Maggie Brown spent the whole time, night and day, nursing the sick and receiving messages from the dying to be delivered to relatives back home.
Brown, sauntered around the deck to discover what had happened. She was dressed in a black velvet dress, trimmed in white satin, and a matching long black velvet coat lined with the white. He spoke of her "rare bravery" at the time of the Titanic disaster. on high buttoned shoes with black bottoms and white tops. A deck officer brought news that an iceberg had gashed the hull of the ship but that the Titanic was probably not in great danger because the water-tight compartments could be closed around the damaged area.
Was her answer. Mrs. Tobin was very sympathetic with Maggie's problems with Jim. He had always been inclined to drink too much, and now that he was rich he was getting involved with women of a more grasping nature than those of the Leadville parlor houses. When Julie came to leave, Mrs. Tobin made her promise that she would never reveal to Maggie that the older woman had let her in and gossiped and Page 17 visited with her in the kitchen. As Julie left, she could not help staring at the carved and painted Nubian slaves in the hall.