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The Sea Hunters II

By Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo

From the writer of the number one bestselling The Sea Hunters comes extra unforgettable real adventures with recognized shipwrecks.

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2 hundred and seventy-five yards forward, Mary Celeste surged ahead like a greyhound leaving the beginning gate. the road connecting them to their domestic at sea went slack, then pulled tough opposed to the stanchion and snapped. virtually immediately, the small boat started to sluggish, because the brigantine loaded with alcohol endured on. Richardson raised the now-limp line and stared again at Briggs. “Row, males, row,” he shouted. •   •   • TEN DAYS ADRIFT they usually have been death. They overlooked Mary Celeste the 1st day, and all efforts to row again to St. Mary’s Island were in useless. There have been no nutrients and water for every week, and now once they so much wanted it, there has been no rain. child Sophia was once long past, devoted to the ocean with Sarah quickly after. Harbens, Gilling, and Richardson have been long gone besides. Goodschaad had died quietly within the evening and lay within the backside of the boat, whereas Head had died of a center assault yet 3 days adrift. A damaged center, Briggs had idea to himself once he discovered he might by no means back see his bride. “Help me with Goodschaad,” Briggs stated close to 10 A. M. whilst a few energy back. Boz and Volkert helped him over the aspect. Briggs stared on the Germans—it gave him an concept of his personal situation. the outside on either men’s faces was once peeling off in sheets. Their cracked and dried lips have been as plump as sausages. Dried blood was once lower than Volkert’s nostril, whereas greenish pus used to be seen on the nook of Boz’s eyes. “Kill me,” he stated to the brothers quietly. Boz checked out his brother and nodded. They have been knowledgeable to not query orders from their captain. Volkert took one stiff wood paddle, his brother one other. Then, with what little power they'd left, they complied. hours handed ahead of sufficient energy again to place Briggs over the aspect. They died inside mins of one another the subsequent morning. •   •   • DECEMBER four, 1872, used to be a sunny day. Captain Moorhouse used to be on the wheel of Dei Gratia. The British brigantine had handed a ways north of the Azores out of sight of the islands and used to be now tacking southeast via south on a path to drop down into the Gibraltar Straits. Moorhouse had simply taken his place, recording it as 38 levels 20 mins north by way of 17 levels quarter-hour west, while he noticed one other send imminent six miles far away off the port bow. The time used to be 1:52 P. M. “Hand me the spyglass,” Moorhouse acknowledged to moment Officer Wright. Wright reached right into a drawer and passed Moorhouse the telescoping spyglass. With a flick of the wrist, Moorhouse opened the telescope and stared on the vessel. the most sails have been furled, and nobody used to be seen on deck. unusual, yet no longer overly so. “She appears weighted down, yet simply plodding along,” Moorhouse famous. “Our direction will converge together with her shortly,” Wright famous. “Should I sign her and discover the ocean stipulations? ” “All right,” Moorhouse acknowledged simply. however the first and all next indications went unanswered. a number of hundred yards forward, the ghost send persevered west at a pace of 1 and a part to 2 knots. Moorhouse had but to work out somebody come on deck, and he was once commencing to fear that the full staff of the vessel had taken sick.

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