The shock had been so slight that no one had been alarmed, had it not been for the shouts of the carpenter's watch, who rushed on to the bridge, exclaiming, "We are sinking! we are sinking!" At first the passengers were much frightened, but Captain Anderson hastened to reassure them.
They could scarcely believe it possible; at two yards and a half below water-mark was a regular rent, in the form of an isosceles triangle. After six months in Nebraska, I arrived in New York towards the end of March, laden with a precious collection My departure for France was fixed for the first days in May!!