Miss Evans on the Titanic

The Titanic

New Horizon English Course 3 (Heisei 2) pg. 18-21

On a beautiful afternoon in April, 1912, the Titanic started on its first journey, from England to America. It was scheduled to arrive in New York in seven days.

The Titanic was one of the biggest ships ever built. About 2,200 people were on this ship. Everything in it was new and clean. Everyone was enjoying the journey.

On the fifth day it got colder and colder. There were some icebergs around the Titanic. Icebergs are dangerous to ships. Only a part of an iceberg shows above the water, and most of it is under the water.

Late that night a man watching for icebergs saw a very big one near the ship. He shouted, "Iceberg ahead!" But it was too late. The ship hit the iceberg and began to sink slowly into the sea.

All the people had to leave the ship quickly. The women and children were the first to get into the lifeboats. But one woman was left behind. She came up to the side of the ship and shouted, "Oh, please, please make room for me. My children are down there in that boat. I must go with them!"

"There's no more room here," someone in the boat shouted back. Her little son and daughter heard her and began to cry, "Mother! Mother!" No one knew what to do.

Suddenly a young woman sitting near the poor children stood up and said, "I'll go back to the ship. I'm not married. I don't have any children."

There was no time to lose. The young woman went back to the ship, and the children's mother got into the lifeboat. Soon after that, the Titanic went down under the water.

The young woman's name was Miss Evans. She was going home to Boston. No more is known about her. That night about 1,500 people lost their lives. Miss Evans was one of them.

Official translation (Heisei 2)

Taken from the New Horizon's teachers manual.

タイタニック号のエバンズ嬢
1912年4月の美しい午後,タイタニック号はイギリスからアメリカへ向けて最初の航海に出ました。7日後にはニューヨークに着く予定になっていました。
タイタニック号はそれまでに建造された最大の船の1つでした。2,200人ほどの人が乗っていました。船内のすべてのものが新しくてきれいでした。だれもが航海を楽しんでいました。
5日目になると,だんだんと寒くなってきました。タイタニック号の周囲には氷山がありました。氷山は船にとって危険なものです。氷山のほんの一部分が水面上に現れていて,ほとんどは水面下にあります。
その晩遅く,氷山を見はっていた1人が船の近くにとても大きな氷山を見ました。その男は叫びました,「前方に氷山!」しかし,遅すぎました。船は氷山にぶつかって,ゆっくりと沈みはじめました。

全員がすばやく船をはなれなければなりませんでした。女性と子どもが最初に救命ボートに乗りました。しかし,1人の女性があとに残されました。その人は船べりにやってきて叫びました,「どうかお願いです。わたしの乗るところをあけてください。子どもたちがそのボートに乗っているんです。いっしょにさせてください。」
「もうここには乗れないよ。」とボートのだれかが叫びかえしました。女の人の小さな息子と娘が母親の声を聞いて泣きはじめました,「お母さん! お母さん!」だれもどうしたらよいかわかりませんでした。
突然,かわいそうな子どものそばにすわっていた若い女性が,立ち上がって言いました,「わたしが船に戻ります。わたしは結婚していません。子どももありません。」
ぐずぐずしている時間はありませんでした。その若い女性が船に戻り,子どもの母親が救命ボートに乗りました。それからまもなく,タイタニック号は海の中へ沈みました。
その若い女性の名は,エバンズといいました。故郷のボストンへかえるところでした。それ以上のことはわかっていません。その夜,1,500人くらいの人が命をなくしました。エバンズ嬢もその1人でした。

New Horizon English Course 3 (Shōwa 56) pg. 17-20

On a beautiful afternoon in April 1912, the Titanic started on its first journey from England to America. It was one of the biggest ships ever built. About two thousand two hundred people were on this ship. Everything in it was new and clean. Everyone was enjoying the journey. But after four days it got colder and colder.

There were some icebergs around the Titanic. Icebergs are dangerous to ships. Only a part of an iceberg shows above the water, and most of it is under the water.
Later that night a man watching for icebergs saw a very big one near the ship. He shouted, "Iceberg ahead!" But it was too late. The ship hit the iceberg and began to sink slowly into the sea.

All the people had to leave the ship quickly. The women and children were the first to get into the lifeboats. But one woman was left behind. She came up to the side of the ship and shouted, "Oh, please, please make room for me. My children are down there in that boat. I must go with them!"
"There's no more room here," someone in the boat shouted back. Her little son and daughter heard her and began to cry, "Mother! Mother!" No one knew what to do.

Suddenly a young woman sitting near the poor children stood up and said, "I'll go back to the ship. I'm not married. I have no children."
There was no time to lose. The young woman went back to the ship, and the children's mother came down into the lifeboat. Soon after that, the Titanic went down under the water.
The young woman's name was Miss Evans. She was going home to Boston. No more is known about her. That night about 1,500 people lost their lives. Miss Evans was one of them.

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