the diary of: Elizabeth White
Today I boarded the great ship Titanic. They say it is unsinkable, I
wonder. It is just like a grand floating palace. The lounge is grander than on
any other ship. Iíve been on luxury liners before and this is by far the most
expensive. There is a swimming pool, a squash court and even a Turkish bath! The
food is exquisite!
April 13, Saturday- I slept soundly last night, I can hardly tell Iím on a ship! I got lost several times today, wandering grand hall after grand hall. This ship is so huge. I may even be sad to leave it when we reach New York.
April 14, Sunday- My family and I attended the church service today. I saw some 2nd and 3rd class passengers. They were so poor. I had no idea that people lived like that!
Later- After dinner tonight, I came back to my room early. I was writing in my journal when the ship suddenly jerked. the boilers also stop. I'll go see what the trouble is.
April 15, Monday- I still can't get over it. The Titanic, the unsinkable, sank! It must have been past midnight. My mother and sister and I escaped in a lifeboat. My father and brother didn't survive. We have been rescued after being in the water for 5 hours. I'll try to forget this horrid experience forever. I won't discuss it ever. this truly will be shocking to the rest of the world!
(THIS IS A FICTIONAL PASSAGE FROM A FICTIONAL PERSON'S DIARY)