Miss Beauchamp's Account of the Salonika Fire

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managed to drink 2 or 3 cups of it before they came

with fresh tea & eggs & bacon! What a breakfast!

Nothing was ever so good as that tea, and after a bit

they began to realize our plight & went off to get beds

ready, while we sat in the sun, past caring what

happened next. Then the Colonel found us - such a

dear, with a twinkle, & lots of intuition - & he soon

saw to it that we got to bed - & bless his heart he went

off and brought two soft khaki linen handkerchiefs

drenched in delicious scent, that, after ones own

smoky, black little wipe, wast the last word in bliss

just then. Richardson slept the sleep of the just and 

I lay and revelled in that cool pocket hanky.

Someone brought us some lunch later on, bully beef I 

think but it was food for the gods, and lemonade, 

nectar if ever there was any. After that we got 

up & had tea with the matron, & a car turned up

with a lot of our belongings, & the Colonel took us

into his jolly little mud hut, & then a Bosch aeroplane

came over & was fired at, & then we went

for a stroll with the Colonel & he sang Albert Chevalier

songs, & really I think he saved the situation for both of us!

Next day Richardson went off to the motors she had

come down to register etc. I was put up for another night

in the Hospital, still separated from all my belongings so that I

had to camp on in the old grimy clothes of the fire, but the

Colonel planned a delightful afternoon & took a huge

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20.

managed to drink 2 or 3 cups of it before they came

with fresh tea & eggs & bacon! What a breakfast!

Nothing was ever so good as that tea, and after a bit

they began to realize our plight & went off to get beds

ready, while we sat in the sun, past caring what

happened next. Then the Colonel found us - such a

dear, with a twinkle, & lots of intuition - & he soon

saw to it that we got to bed - & bless his heart he went

off and brought two soft khaki linen handkerchiefs

drenched in delicious scent, that, after ones own

smoky, black little wipe, wast the last word in bliss

just then. Richardson slept the sleep of the just and 

I lay and revelled in that cool pocket hanky.

Someone brought us some lunch later on, bully beef I 

think but it was food for the gods, and lemonade, 

nectar if ever there was any. After that we got 

up & had tea with the matron, & a car turned up

with a lot of our belongings, & the Colonel took us

into his jolly little mud hut, & then a Bosch aeroplane

came over & was fired at, & then we went

for a stroll with the Colonel & he sang Albert Chevalier

songs, & really I think he saved the situation for both of us!

Next day Richardson went off to the motors she had

come down to register etc. I was put up for another night

in the Hospital, still separated from all my belongings so that I

had to camp on in the old grimy clothes of the fire, but the

Colonel planned a delightful afternoon & took a huge


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  • August 2, 2019 16:47:49 Thomas A. Lingner

    20.

    managed to drink 2 or 3 cups of it before they came

    with fresh tea & eggs & bacon! What a breakfast!

    Nothing was ever so good as that tea, and after a bit

    they began to realize our plight & went off to get beds

    ready, while we sat in the sun, past caring what

    happened next. Then the Colonel found us - such a

    dear, with a twinkle, & lots of intuition - & he soon

    saw to it that we got to bed - & bless his heart he went

    off and brought two soft khaki linen handkerchiefs

    drenched in delicious scent, that, after ones own

    smoky, black little wipe, wast the last word in bliss

    just then. Richardson slept the sleep of the just and 

    I lay and revelled in that cool pocket hanky.

    Someone brought us some lunch later on, bully beef I 

    think but it was food for the gods, and lemonade, 

    nectar if ever there was any. After that we got 

    up & had tea with the matron, & a car turned up

    with a lot of our belongings, & the Colonel took us

    into his jolly little mud hut, & then a Bosch aeroplane

    came over & was fired at, & then we went

    for a stroll with the Colonel & he sang Albert Chevalier

    songs, & really I think he saved the situation for both of us!

    Next day Richardson went off to the motors she had

    come down to register etc. I was put up for another night

    in the Hospital, still separated from all my belongings so that I

    had to camp on in the old grimy clothes of the fire, but the

    Colonel planned a delightful afternoon & took a huge

  • March 14, 2018 12:17:32 Jessica Adkins

    20.

    managed to drink 2 or 3 cups  of t before they cam page fold  

    with fresh tea & eggs & bacon! What a breakfast!

    Nothing was ever so good as that tea, and after a bit

    they began to realize our plight & went off to get beds

    ready, while we sat in the sun, past caring what

    happened next. Then the Colonel found us - such a

    dear, with a twinkle, & lots of intuition - & he soon

    saw to it that we got to bed - & bless his heart he went

    off and brought two soft khaki linen handkerchiefs

    drenched in delicious scent, that, after ones own

    smoky, black little wipe, wast the last word in bliss

    just then. Richardson slept the sleep of the just and 

    I lay and revelled in that cool pocket hanky.

    Someone brought us some lunch later on,  bulky  beef I 

    think but it was food for the gods, and lemonade, 

    nectar if ever there was any. After that we got 

    up & had tea with the matron, & a car turned up

    with a lot of our belongings, & the Colonel took us

    into his jolly little mud hut, & then a Bosch aero-

    -plane came over & was fired at, & then we went

    for a stroll with the Colonel & he sang Albert Chevalier

    songs, & really I think he saved the situation for both of us!

    Next day Richardson went off to the motors she had

    come down to register etc. I was put up for another night

    in the Hospital, still separated from all my belongings so that I

    had to camp on in the old grimy clothes of the fire, but the

    Colonel planned a delightful afternoon & took a huge


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    Salonika

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Sarah Wedderburn
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