Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Kindness of an Empress

We often hear about Empress Sisi's eccentricities; we forget that she was also a genuinely kind lady.
While staying in England at the seaside resort of Cromer, in July 1887, she gave one of these proofs of delicacy of heart which are not easily forgotten among the humbler classes. She was walking on a stormy morning along the shore, when she suddenly caught sight of a group of sailors who were carrying the corpse of a drowned man. She immediately approached and inquired about this disaster, and was told that the victim was a poor employee of the railroad, called Walter Moules, who had accidentally met with his death in the tossing waters. (Read entire post.)
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Matterhorn said...

Oh, how wonderful. May she rest in peace!