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Ocean You Glad You Survived? By Paul Tough

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Ocean You Glad You Survived? If you were thrown overboard a ship and had to survive in the freezing water of the Atlantic Ocean, how would you do it? How would you survive that? Anyone to ask me that question would receive a strained, “I don’t know?”, accompanied by an odd look. What person goes through that and lives? In The Speck of the Sea by Paul Tough, he details for us the experience of John Aldridge; a middle-age fisherman from Montauk who with only the clothes on his back and his brain survived for hours in the salty Atlantic. The telling of his experience is an exciting story that really shines a light on the human spirit, specifically on our willpower and resourcefulness. The Speck of the Sea, is a telling of Aldridge’s experience
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