Thursday, 19 February 2009
05:13:24 PM (GMT)
This is my favorite page from my favorite book. Voyage on the Great Titanic The
Diary Of Margaret Ann Brady. This conversation is between Margaret 13 yr and Robert
“ Please Margaret ,” Robert said again, his eyes staring intensely into mine. “
I don’t want to beg you”. Although it sickened me somewhere deep inside I nodded
and I saw his face relax.
“Good” he said. “Now my mind will be easy”. He put his hand out and touch my
face for a moment. “Would you mind doing me a small favor?”
“Anything” I said quickly, hoping he would ask me to stay with him.
He grind at me. “I should like to remember I kissed a pretty girl tonight.”
I nodded shyly, and he gave me a small peck on the lips. This was all new for me, and
I was not sure if I was supposed to respond in kind.
“Have you ever kissed a lad before?” he asked gently.
I shook my head, abashed. “No. I am afraid that was not very satisfactory.”
He brushed a small piece of hair away from my face. “So, well give it another go,
This time our kiss was warm and tender.
Robert hugged me very tightly, and then stepped back looking pleased. “ You’re a
natural, Margaret,” he said. “ I’d better find my mates now. Promise me
you’ll go straight to the boats.”
I swallowed hard, but nodded.
“So I have your word,” he said. I nodded as tears filled my eyes.
“Don’t worry, love,” he said. “I’ll be fine” he touched my cheek one last
time, then was gone before I could stop him.
Where ever he went, wherever he is, I wish him Godspeed.
Robert never made it of the Titanic but Margaret
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