What does one think who falls from a ship into the sea? Herbert Clyde Lewis explores this in his novel Gentleman Overboard, a great rediscovery.
The gently moving Pacific, the endless blue, the rising sun and far and wide not a soul. Except one. It’s Henry Preston Standish, floating in the ocean after falling headfirst into it. “The sea was as calm as a lagoon, the weather so mild, and the breeze so gentle that one could not help but feel wonderfully sad.”