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February 11, 1998 | CYNTHIA KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not long after the Titanic slowly sank into the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, that stories about Molly Brown began to surface in newspapers, magazines and, eventually, books. They said that Brown had brazenly barked orders at the survivors in her lifeboat, taking over from the quartermaster and urging them to row toward the light of a rescue ship. When the women became paralyzed with fear and cold, she stripped to her corset, handing out her clothing while singing arias to calm them.
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February 11, 1998 | CYNTHIA KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not long after the Titanic slowly sank into the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, that stories about Molly Brown began to surface in newspapers, magazines and, eventually, books. They said that Brown had brazenly barked orders at the survivors in her lifeboat, taking over from the quartermaster and urging them to row toward the light of a rescue ship. When the women became paralyzed with fear and cold, she stripped to her corset, handing out her clothing while singing arias to calm them.
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