Master Georgie - Chapter 5, Plate 5 October 1854 "Funeral Procession Shadowed by Beatrice" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Plate 5 October 1854 "Funeral Procession Shadowed by Beatrice" Summary

The group leaves Varna by sea in September, along with sixty-four thousand British, French and Turkish troops. Mrs. Yardley has gone home. George is angry, because a good deal of the hospital equipment has to be left behind. Many people are dying, and bodies are summarily flung overboard. A fire breaks out on board the ship.

On the fourteenth of the month, the ship lands in Kalamita Bay in the Crimea. They put up tents for shelter and start cooking fires. Medical supplies are in appallingly short supply, and George is upset about this. Food is also scarce, and the flies are thick. On the 18th, the order comes to march. Dr. Potter, in order to forget his misery, dreams of walking through the plum orchard back...

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