Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

Michael Capuzzo
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"He's a Big Fellow and Awful Hungry"

The Sussex Hotel's young bell captain, Charles Bruder, decided to slip away for an afternoon swim. He wanted to outdo Dowling's recent swim. Since his staff wasn't busy, he gave several bellmen a break to join him. The shark attack of Charles Vansant was a topic of conversation among the men. Bruder boasted that he was not afraid of sharks, having swum with them off the coast of California, and was certain that Vansant had not been killed by a shark.

Bruder swam with great speed, past the safety ropes and soon almost out of sight. Bruder's movement through the water caught the attention of the great white, who was on patrol. Perhaps the light flickering off the palms of Bruder's hands and bottoms of his feet looked like fast-moving fish to the hungry predator; or...

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