Miss Macauley and Queen Victoria on a Desert Isle

The Story. On board a liner bound for San Francisco from London, in 1851, were 50 miscellaneous orphans in charge of Miss Charlotte Smith, a young English spinster. The ship also contained one O'Malley, inebriate doctor, a Scotswoman named Jean, some scoundrelly sailors and many others who would doubtless have been relevant to this account had not God broken that ship in half, tipping all its wretched occupants into an obscure corner of the Pacific Ocean.

The survivors, including Miss Smith,...

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