On May 7, 1915, Miss Theodate Pope tied a lifebelt around her, sprang into the sea from the sinking Lusitania. The gentle swell of the ocean rocked her into unconsciousness before the rescue ship Julia saved her.

A year later, she married a brilliant diplomat—John Wallace Riddle, but bad luck on the ocean continued to harass her and, a few months ago (TIME, Mar. 23), Mr. Riddle was forced to resign his post as Ambassador to Argentina because her health forbade her venturing again upon the ocean.

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