Exfract from a letter from Lady Sophia Raffles to Maryanne Flint

rush to the door- where I Saw
a Man Spring up the Hatchway
covered with flame- Tom flew
to See what was the matter
& “Fire-Water-Water” resounded
throt the Ship- the next minute
Tom returned to say it was
all over we must perish-
the next cry was- “Lady Raffles
to the Boats”- I had only
time to throw on my Pellisse
wrap Charles in a Shawl &
get

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