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10316. Do you remember anybody doing it that night? - No, I do not. Examined by Mr. LEWIS. 10317. When you returned from your first visit to the boat deck you told us you had some trouble to get back owing to the men trying to get up. What prevented you? - The stewards prevented these men getting up when the order was passed around for the women and children. Examined by Mr. MAURICE HILL. 10318. When you passed from your “glory hole” to M and K sections, did you pass along F deck or did you go up at once on to E deck by the stairway? - I went on to E deck by the stairway. 10319. Just outside your quarters? - Yes. 10320. Were you at any time after that on F deck? - No. The Commissioner: Do you want to ask this witness any more questions? The Solicitor-General: Just one or two more, my Lord. Further examined by the SOLICITOR-GENERAL. 10321. Some questions have been put to you by some of these gentlemen rather suggesting that you discouraged these third class people from doing what was best to save their lives. Did you do anything of the sort? - No, Sir, I would not take it that way. 10322. I suppose you found they got a little excited when they were asked to put their lifebelts on? - They were simply told to put their lifebelts on in a quiet manner to prevent any kind of a panic that might have ensued. 10323. And you did your best to discharge that duty? - Yes. 10324. Was that before any order had been passed along that these people were to go up to the boat deck? - Yes. 10325. And when the order was passed along that they were to be taken up to the boat deck, did you do your best to get them through? - I did my duty, Sir, to get them through. (The Witness withdrew.) ALBERT VICTOR PEARCEY, Sworn. Examined by the ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 10326. Were you a third class pantryman on the “Titanic”? - Yes. 10327. Had you been in the employment of the White Star Line for some five years? - Yes. 10328. You were transferred to the “Titanic” from the “Olympic”? - Yes. 10329. And were you employed as a third class pantryman on the first voyage of the “Titanic”? - Yes. 10330. Were you off duty when this collision occurred on that Sunday night? - Yes. 10331. Were you standing with others outside the pantry? - Yes. 10332. Is that on E deck? - Yes, I think it is E deck. I am not quite sure. 10333. Do you remember where it was? - Just outside the pantry door in the main alleyways. Just under the main alleyway of E deck. Mr. Laing: Just behind the third class dining room.
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