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CHAPTER XII.
A Desperate Voyage -- Scenes like those after a Great Battle -- Mother and Babe Dead together -- Praying as they Drifted to Destruction -- Children Telling the Story of Death -- Significant Greetings between Friends -- Prepared for any News 154
 
CHAPTER XIII.
Salutations in the City of the Dead -- Crowds at the Morgues -- Endless Trains of Wagons with Ghastly Freight -- Registering the Survivors -- Minds Unsettled by the Tragedy -- Horrible Fragments of Humanity Scattered through Piles of Rubbish 161
 
CHAPTER XIV.
Recognizing the Dead -- Food and Clothing for Destitute Survivors -- Looking for the Lost -- The Bereaved Burying their Dead -- Drowned Clse by a Place of Safety -- A Heroic Editor -- One who would not be Comforted 171
 
CHAPTER XV.
A Bird'seye View of the Ruined City -- Conspicuous Features of the Disaster -- The Railroad Lines -- Stones and Iron Tossed about like Driftwood -- An Army Officer's Valuable Services in Restoring and Maintaining Order 179
 
CHAPTER XVI.
Clearing a Road up the Creek -- Fantastic Forms of Ruin -- An Abandoned Locomotive with no Rail to Run on -- Iron Beams Bent like Willow Twigs -- Night in the Valley -- Scenes and Sounds of an Inferno 188
 
CHAPTER XVII.
Sights that Greeted Visitors -- Wreckage Along the Valley -- Ruins of the Cambria Iron Works -- A Carnival of Drink -- Violence and Robbery -- Camping on the Hillsides -- Rich and Poor alike Benefit 198
 
CHAPTER XVIII.
The First Train Load of Anxious Seekers -- Hoping against Hope -- Many Instances of Heroism -- Victims Seen Drifting down beyond the Reach of Help -- Unavailing Efforts to Rescue the Prey of the Flood 207


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