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I am cast upon a strange shore.
The next thing I knew I was lying on the beach and the breakers were rolling over me.some wave kinder than the others must have carried me there. I got upon my feet and ran as fast as I could . then I saw another wave coming after me.it was high as a hill. I held my breath and waited. In a moment the wave was upon me.i could feel myself being carried farther and farther towards the dry land.the water covered me but I held my breath and tried to swim the wave became smaller and weaker as it rolled farther and farther up the long beach . at last I could keep my head and shoulders above water.i could breathe again. I felt the ground under my feet.
i struck out with all my might for the dry land, but now the water was rushing back from the shore.i feared least I should be carried out to sea again. I swam, I ran, I held on to the rocks, then another great wave came and lifted me high upon the shore.another moment and I was safe on dry land. I was worn out with the hard struggle and lay down upon the green grass. i looked up at the sky and thanked god that I was alive and safe.
After I had rested for a little while, I arose and looked around me.far out from the shore I could see the ship.it was still lying where it had stuck in the sand.the waves were dashing over it . how was it possible for me to swim so far I asked myself.then I began to think of the men that were with me. Had any of them been saved?.
I walked along the shore for a mile or more . I looked in every spot for some sign of my friends . in one place I found a hat, in another a cap, and in still another two shoes that were not mates, but of the men themselves, I saw nothing. All were drowned in the deep sea.