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That had prompted Peter Groton, who enjoyed seeing his own nike jordan heels byline but hated the ditch-digging aspects of research, to ask a favor of his old Oxford schoolmate. He knew that Montague, a widower and retired, had plenty of time on his hands.
"I'm sure that with your background, you might unearth something I'd never recognize as significant," Groton had enthused. "Come on, Derek, remember the fuss made about the supposed Chanel Handbags contraband cargo on the Lusitania?"
"Peter, that was in wartime. The Titanic went down in 1912. There probably isn't anything more startling in that cargo manifest than a crate of cheap wine disguised with fancy French labels. Besides, I can't do it right now. I'm off tomorrow for a week's holiday."
But Groton had pressed and pleaded. "I'll wait 'til you Chanel Bags return. And I desperately need something I can turn into an intriguing mystery. Maybe the ship was carrying illegal dynamite that went off via spontaneous combustion." His eyes lit up with inspiration. "Or the dynamite could have ignited with the iceberg impact and that's what really sank the-"
Montague had interrupted wearily: "All right, Peter, I'll do your bloody research UGG Boots Clearance for you. But don't expect miracles. I'll phone when I get back."
He hadn't bothered telling Groton that he welcomed the chance to visit the Southampton Maritime Museum again. Its official name was Wool House, for it had been built in the fourteenth century as a warehouse to hold freshly sheared wool before it was shipped elsewhere. Montague loved the Jordan Heels old building with its Spanish chestnut roof and huge, sturdy interior beams. Now, as he sat in the section devoted to Titanic lore, he could glance up at those beams and just barely see the carved names of French prisoners of war, most of them sailors captured in eighteenth-century sea battles. Wool House had been used as a temporary UGGs Clearance prison then, a proud time when Britain's fleets dominated the world's oceans. Montague, whose boyhood, adolescent, and adult hero was Admiral Nelson, never could look at those conquered names without mental images of swift, slashing frigates and stately three-deckers firing massive broadsides.
"Britannia rules the waves," he hummed to himself, and then smiled at this musical manifestation of his incurable cheap louis vuitton handbags interest in naval tradition. Actually, the Titanic was a part of that tradition, as far as Montague was concerned-a magnificent example of British engineering genius applied to civilian ship design and construction, just as that same genius had produced the world's first dreadnought.
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