Riptide - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-2 Summary

"On an afternoon in June 1790, a Maine cod fisherman named Simon Rutter became caught in a storm and a strong riptide. His dory overloaded with fish, he went badly off course and was forced to put in at Fog bound Ragged Island, six miles off the coast. While waiting for the heavy weather to pass, the fisherman decided to explore the deserted spot." (Prologue, pg. 1) Thus begins the exciting adventure, Riptide by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Rutter returns to explore the area and dig at a mysterious spot where there is a depression; he moved a rock and the area flooded with seawater, killing Rutter. The area became known as the Water Pit and was the subject of many legends, including that of pirate's treasure. Treasure hunters were still trying to access the tunnel into the twentieth century, and each...

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