On the night before the race, Louie lay sleepless in his sweltering hotel room. He was thinking about all the people who would be disappointed if he failed.
A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain. Louie thought: Let go. Nearing
grumbled, Louie heard one voice pipe up. “It’s the Flying Coffin.”
Note: the first in a series of bad luck? could have had other kind of plane
The longer rafts floated, the farther they drifted, and the worse the odds of rescue became.
Note: how many men may have survived but were never rescued?