Thursday, October 15, 2015

Making friends on board

There is much to do on board the HMS Berengaria: There are social events planned, morning and afternoon tea, a lovely hairdresser, and all sorts of little shops to browse in.  Iffy manages to lose her aunts during the day and runs freely around the decks. There she meets Bertie, who enjoys a spell in a deck chair each afternoon. Bundled up in a warm wool lap rug, he sips a cup of tea, while his valet stands by with a thermos bottle. After befriending Iffy, Bertie makes sure there is a second cup on hand for her. Bertie has been to New York several times. His stories are a bit confusing to Iffy, and the valet occasionally interrupts them with a quiet harumph sound in his throat.

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