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The rage to survive

Year: 1976
Language: english
Author: Jacques Vignes
Genre: Textbook
Edition: First
ISBN: 0-688-02992-2
Format: PDF & EPUB
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 230
Description: True stories of survival have always fascinated us. Such books as Alive! and Survive the Savage Sea
have been international best sellers. Now comes The Rage to Survive, a true story that is not only exciting
and terrifying but, above all, inspiring.
In September, 1972, a young man, Lucien Schiltz, and a young woman, Catherine Plessz,
set sail in Lucien’s 26-foot gaff-rigged steel cutter, Njord, to the far corners of the world.
The boat was well-equipped and sturdy, but a terrible storm came up quickly in the
western Mediterranean, and Njord was soon rudderless, her poles bare, her decks swamped.
The couple scrambled into a raft but became separated from the boat during the first night
when the mooring ring ripped out. They were now alone in the small raft with little
besides the clothes they were wearing to protect or sustain them.
For nearly two weeks, they drifted aimlessly, at the mercy of wind, tide, and current.
They had no food during this period. The raft had no oars, no sail, no rudder,
nothing to give it propulsion or direction. They had a little water, but that, too, gave out.
Their bodies were raw with sores and the effects of salt and never being dry.
They both thought of the other’s death and considered cannibalism.
Whipped and tossed by winds and storms, they didn’t even know where they were.
They had no compass.
Finally, they had only the will to survive. There was nothing else to hope for,
nothing else to do. And they did survive to tell their amazing story.



Rating: 5 / 5 (Votes: 6)

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