The Lonely Sea
This is the extraordinary true adventure story of how Sue Dockar survived for two days and two nights lost alone at sea after being swept away during a spearfishing contest in the shark infested waters off the Queensland coast. The Lonely Sea shows how a series of small and individually avoidable errors dominoed into inevitable disaster. James Cameron, director of Titanic, describes it as "exactly the kind of true grit survival story that I thrive on".
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Page 163 - Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. "He that will lose his life, the same shall save it," is not a piece of mysticism for saints and heroes.
Page 187 - The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Page 130 - I tried to put it out of my mind, but I couldn't.
Page 77 - It didn't seem to matter what he did or how hard he tried, it was beginning to tcel as though the competition was jinxed.
Page 157 - I was going the right way and how long it would be before the sharks took an interest in me.
Page 109 - We tried to talk her out of it but she'd made up her mind.
Page 107 - The more I thought about it, the more anxious I became. It was...