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FIVE LONG YEARS OF RHEUMATISM.

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DREAD OF THE NIGHT.Ii —————

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DREAD OF THE NIGHT. Ii ————— SWANSEA SKIPPERS' I STORY. THE SALVING OF THE LUDWIG GROEDELø- A Post" reporter had an oppor- tunity on Thursday of chatting with Ca.pt. Fletcher, of the trawler Picton Castle, who&s wonderful towing of the Ludwig Groedel from Cape Finist.-erre to Falmouth has already been recorded in these columns. Captain Fletcher—a typical son of the sea —told the reporter- that he had by no means recovered from the effects of his recent oidc,al. I have a great deal of difficulty in obtaining sufficient rest, and the crew are suffering in the same, way," he said. You had no sleep between Friday and Monday?" remarked the interviewer. Sleep!" he retorted; I was practi- cally FETTERED TO THE WHEEL I and the chart-house all the time. No one can realise the awful experiences we have been through except ourselves. The night- I Capt. Fletcher. time was a period of awful dread. We were | running through a heavy gak. and there was always tlia danger of the great ship that was looming in the darkness behind us running us down. It she once bore on us or overrun us, she would have dragged our little steamer underneath like a cork. We PRAYED FOR THE DAYLIGHT, !id we were very glad also to sight the English coast. It is a remarkable coinci- dence that only the Friday morning I hap- pened to remark to the mate, We are off Cape Finisterre izc-ép a good look-out for the lame duclis,' a!jd in glancing round to the leeward I sighted an object which after- wards transpired to be the Ludwig Groedel. That was about eleven o'clock, and about three o'clock we had her in tow." Captain Fletcher added that when he got off Falmouth, a large number of tugs sought to relieve him of his charge, but he refused, although they re duced their offers from JB60 to Lio. The value of the salvage is a matter of speculation, and the underwriters have the affair in hanrJ. IZAAK WALTON LOSES HEP "TOW." A Lloyd s message statoz that the swan- sea, trawler Izaak Walton has arrived at Queenstown and reports that the Dutch ta-nk steamer Rotterdam is south-east of 6 rock and drifting in an easterly di- j rection. A Government tug has gone to render as- I sistance.

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