SCOTLAND: The Boys on the Ice: a sad story about Scottish emigration

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SCOTLAND: The Boys on the Ice: a sad story about Scottish emigration

Joined: October 21st, 2014, 12:07 pm

May 30th, 2018, 4:14 pm #1

I read this story today on the BBC news website. It's a sad story about some Scottish stowaways on a boat to Canada in 1868. It's an interesting story though and so I thought perhaps some of you would like to read it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt ... on_the_ice
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Joined: July 19th, 2010, 10:09 pm

May 30th, 2018, 8:55 pm #2

Thanks for the link, Naomi.  That was really sad, but it was an interesting bit of history to learn about.
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Joined: October 21st, 2014, 12:07 pm

May 31st, 2018, 4:39 am #3

Yes, that's what I thought.
Da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum.

Donne-moi mille baisers, et puis cent, et puis mille autres, puis une seconde fois cent, puis encore mille autres, puis cent.
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Joined: August 7th, 2017, 4:50 am

June 1st, 2018, 3:21 am #4

I saw that on the BBC website but skipped it.  Thanks for pointing out the Scotland connection, which made me go read it.  :-)  What an amazing story.  That ship's mate was a sadist; he should've gotten more prison time for torturing those boys, imho. 
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