excerpt from 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands' pp. 108; 110-111 (213 words)

excerpt from 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands' pp. 108; 110-111 (213 words)

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

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At length the necessary preparations to establish our store [hotel] were made. We hit upon a spot about two miles from Balaclava, in advance of Kadikoi, close to where the railway engines were stationed, and within a mile of head-quarters. Leave having been obtained to erect buildings here, we set to work briskly, and soon altered the appearance of Spring Hill—so we christened our new home.

 

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I procured the Turks [to help build the store, finished in July 1853] from the Pacha who commanded the division encamped in the neighbourhood of Spring Hill.

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My visit to the Turkish Pacha laid the foundation of a lasting friendship. He soon found his way to Spring Hill, and before long became one of my best customers and most frequent visitors [motivated in part to learn English]. 

 

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Very frequently he [the Pacha] would compliment me by ordering his band down to Spring Hill for my amusement. They played excellently well, and I used to think that I preferred their music to that of the French and English regimental bands. I laughed heartily one day, when, in compliance with the kind-hearted Anglo-Turkish Pacha’s orders, they came out with a grand new tune, in which I with difficulty recognised a very distant resemblance to “God save the Queen.”

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