Book Report on The Storm

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The Storm

The Storm

The first rays of dawn shone upon my face. The sunlight illuminated the interior of my
tiny yacht. Rising, I stood at the deck, watching the now sparkling blue sea. For the
first time, I felt dwarfed by the vastness of the sea; my yacht was nothing compared to
the sea. It was the second day of my cruise around the world, a silly challenge I had
taken up in a moment of folly. Still I was determined to prove myself in my group of
friends. Such an odyssey would gain my prestige rivaling that of a pop star. However, I
had no idea what was to come later.


I scanned the morning skies for any cloud that might bring unwanted rain. There was none.
Satisfied with my observation, I went into my cabin, and checked the weather instrument.
All was fine, except that the surrounding air pressure was dropping quickly. I was not
unduly alarmed. Air pressure fluctuated at sea and thus, I never realized what was about
to come. Had I realized, I would have probably abandoned the original course and head for
shore.


Around noon, the winds began to pick up. Hoping to gain a little more speed, I hoisted my
sails. All was fine until a few moments later. The sky turned dark, rendering day into
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