Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

A STORY FROM THE FLEET

Stories from the fleet have I>een less numerous than those from the. army, hutabout the time of the loss of the three, cruiser? we had some glimpses that, were significant .Many will remember a. story which stands out because it was certainly beyond all human invention. Some survivor passed a. piece of wreckage, to which were a midshipman qjkl a seaman, while the former was making polite, inquiries as to how the latter had liked his ship. As a conscious effort after normality amid mortal dangers this miijiit be sublime, but. in a young man of 16 it is more likely to have been—as all will believe —quite, natural and spontaneous. He was there: the seaman was there: the amenities of the ship were a suitable topic; and the interchange- of small talk was the obvious way ot pasaing the time. That, is a specimen of what all would like lo think tin- national character. Is it too much to hope thu-t the same spirit, winch has undoubtedly been in evidence of late, niav beeome habitual henceforth?— The. ' World's Work.'

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19150109.2.33

Bibliographic details

A STORY FROM THE FLEET, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

Word Count
185

A STORY FROM THE FLEET Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working