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Subject: [Q-R] Excerpt of History
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 20:13:42 EDT

........" On the night of May 25, 1798, the H.M.S. DeBraak, a 125 foot
British sloop, was dashed against the Delaware coastline.The ship was tossed about
by the gale winds until it collided with the rocks and cracked apart, spilling
all aboard into the sea. The DeBraak sank, never to be seen again.
For the past 200 hundred years, the phantom form of the DeBraak has
repeatedly risen from the waves. The ship, which appears under a full moon,
drifts through the fog and reenacts its final voyage again and again. The
DeBraak moves silently through the water, and even its collision with the shore is
soundless. However, witnesses report hearing the agonized screams of those who
died aboard the vessel drifting through the darkness. The wreckage of the
DeBraak was raised this century, but its phantom voyage still

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