Eugáene Emmanuel Lemercier

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Lady Harriet Jephson

Frankfort_GermanyFrankfort, Germany.  We are still in the enemy’s country of course, but have come out of our prison Altheim. All were early at the Bahn-Hof. There for the last time, please God! we found our old horror the Chief of Police. He had a long paper in his hand, and read out our names; “Hamilton?” “Here!” “Your passport?” (which he scrutinised as if he had never seen such a thing before), and so on. As we got our precious papers back we passed through the barrier, where our tickets were clipped, and on to[59] the platform above. The train when it came in was crammed with soldiers, and we were advised to wait two hours for the next, but (to a woman) we all preferred travelling third, or even fourth class, rather than remain another hour where we had suffered so much. Miss G—— told me afterwards that she had travelled with two German men, who cursed England up and down, using the most horrible language about her. Continue reading

Lady Harriet Jephson

Altheim, Germany

Altheim, Germany

Such an amusing thing has happened. Mr. S—— said to Dr. ——, “We English have captured your Kronprinzessin Cecilie,” without saying that he meant the ship, and not the lady. As the Government keeps all such disagreeable intelligence dark, it was news to the doctor, and he stoutly contradicted it, and went round the town afterwards telling people: “Just think what liars the English are; they say they have captured our Crown Princess!” We learnt of this prize-taking from the (Italian newspaper) “Corriere della Sera.”