The Lifeboat - Pages 233 - 274 Summary & Analysis

Charlotte Rogan
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Part IV, Witnesses – The trial begins. Traveling to and from the courthouse, Grace, Hannah, and Mrs. Grant speak little with one another. One such thing they discuss is their approval of how two of the jurors lost relatives on Titanic. In court, the prosecutor makes a point of wondering how the three women survived, why they didn’t become sick or weak, and why they wouldn’t have done the noble thing by sacrificing themselves for the others.

Colonel Marsh and Mr. Preston act as witnesses against the three. Marsh lies about wanting to protect Hardie but being afraid he would be overwhelmed by the women. Of the fourteen female survivors able to be contacted, twelve argue in person or in sworn statements that without Grant or Hannah, they would be dead. The females also remember questioning if Grace would be loyal to...

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