This story is a nineteenth century equivalent of a modern disaster movie, including a horrendous natural catastrophe, terrifying escapes from near-death experiences and that scenario familiar to every film goer – not being able to convince others that they are in danger. A light read but a pleasant one! (4,160 words)
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