Court Lady


Everyone wore red bands on their arms; even those who were not sympathizers with the revolutionists quickly saw that their only chance of safety was to shout for freedom. Many ladies who had been friends of the Czarina put red flags on their motors and wore Sister of Mercy head-dresses. In this way they were able to go about the city comparatively free from molestation. Two of these ladies wore Red Cross costumes and put a red cross flag on their motor. Their car was stopped by the mob and they were asked to take care of a man wwho had been horribly wounded. The ladies were forced to descend and at least try to help the wounded man. As soon as they saw the blood, they both screamed and fainted. They escaped with their lives but their motor was taken from them and their Red Cross uniforms torn off their backs.