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3495. Did you see the light all the time? - No, we lost it, it disappeared. 3496. How long do you think you were rowing towards the light? - By the time we came back again and pulled round the stern of the “Titanic” we must have pulled a mile and a half, I should think a good half-hour. 3497. You came back to the “Titanic”? - Yes, round the stern of the “Titanic.” 3498. How far off from the stern did you come round? - I should think about 800 yards. 3499. How long was that before she sank? Did you see her sink? - Yes. 3500. How long before you saw her sink did you get back to her? - We went back and rowed round, and the officer said to the ladies, “Do you think we should go back or not?” 3501. How long before she sank did you get back to the region of the “Titanic” after you had been looking for the light? - I suppose a good half-hour before she sank. 3502. Then you had not gone very far towards the light? - A mile and a half. I am certain we pulled that. 3503. Did this light seem to get fainter or did it disappear suddenly? - When we got away it disappeared altogether. 3504. What coloured light was it? - I think it was red. I think there were two lights, in fact, a red and a white light. 3505. (The Commissioner.) Are you sure? - I can discern any sort of colour, racing, a mile and a quarter off, and I think I could see a red light. 3506. Are you sure? - I am certain. 3507. What are you certain about? - I am certain there was a light. The Captain told the officer to pull for that light. 3508. Are you sure there were two lights? - I am certain there were two lights. The Captain told the officer to pull for that light and come back again. (The Witness withdrew.) (Adjourned to tomorrow at 10.30 o'clock.)
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