Although Danny is a young adult of only 17, he is fully capable of taking his father’s boat out to sea to fish. While out on a solo trip one foggy morning, Danny encounters “something” mysterious in the water and then his boat is hit by a derelict boat. His credibility is questioned when he reports the abandoned boat to the authorities and reveals his sighting of the mysterious creature at sea. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
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