The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane Page: 439
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WONDERFUL COURAGE OF SURVIVORS. .4
only family in the city who all got away alive. It must have
"We left there Thursday and went to Houston, where we were
nicely treated. I never saw such charitable people and I just
love Houston. Charity was a mile high there. They fed us and
clothed our children and paid our fare to Hillsboro. The railroads,
too, were nice, and did all and more for us than one could
expect. I never saw or heard of such a time as we experienced
at Galveston. Nobody can tell it as it was. It is impossible.
For two days we didn't think of eating. The dead people floating,
the ruins all about us, destroyed all sense of hunger. It
wasn't the water that killed, death seemed to be in the atmosphere,
there was so much electricity and such furious winds. It
is awful; even to think of."
Ji . .
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Lester, Paul. The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane, book, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/m1/497/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .