Collected Stories - The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship Summary & Analysis

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The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship Summary

This is a single-sentence short story. It begins with a stream-of-consciousness recitation of the mysterious breakup and sinking of a huge ocean liner without a sound, and ends years later with the loud, dramatic crash of another huge ocean liner in the same location. The narrator remembers when, as a boy, his mother allowed him to stay out late one night in March and he saw the barest outlines of the ocean liner as it struck the rocks, and then silently sank. Then, on the same day in March a year later, the young man sees the ghost ship again and watches it sink again. He runs home to tell his mother, who thinks he is delusional. One year later, when he witnesses the same thing for the third time, the...

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