Empty Mansions - Chapters 5-7 Summary & Analysis

Bill Dedman
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Chapter 5 : The Clark Mansion : Part Two

The Clark family was scheduled to travel on the Titanic’s second journey to Europe. Therefore, when the ship sank with one of Clark’s nephews on board, Clark was deeply touched by the tragedy. Even Huguette recalled the events in a conversation with her second cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

The family returned to France often, spending summers on the beach on rue des Roches Noires. They were idyllic days that Huguette would remember late in life. However, the family found themselves stranded in August of 1914 as the German army approached. Huguette would recall how her father, cash poor at the time, had to borrow gold coins he had given his daughters to hire a car to get them out of harm’s way. During World War I, the girls spent their summers in Montana where...

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