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Fiction Novels Featuring Prehistoric Animals, Mutant Beasts & Primeval Man

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Jaws
Author(s):
Benchley, Peter
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Date:
1974
ISBN:
0-330-24382-9
Cause:
Extraordinary Circumstances/Fate
Creatures:
Living Fish
Submitted by:
Mike Riley (03/10/04)
My Rating:
4 Scars
4 Scars
 
Excerpt:
“For the first time, the woman felt fear, though she did not know why. Adrenaline shot through her trunk and her limbs, generating a tingling heat and urging her to swim faster. She guessed that she was fifty yards from shore. She could see the line of white foam where the waves broke on the beach. She saw the lights in the house, and for a comforting moment she thought she saw someone pass by one of the windows. The fish was about forty feet from the woman, off to the side, when it turned suddenly to the left, dropped entirely below the surface, and, with two quick thrusts of its tall, was upon her.

At first, the woman thought she had snagged her leg on a rock or a piece of floating wood. There was no initial pain, only one violent tug on her right leg. She reached down to touch her foot, treading water with her left leg to keep her head up, feeling in the blackness with her left hand. She could not find her foot. She reached higher on her leg, and then she was overcome by a rush of nausea and dizziness. Her groping fingers had found a nub of bone and tattered flesh. She knew that the warm, pulsing flow over her fingers in the chill water was her own blood. Pain and panic struck together. The woman threw her head back and screamed a guttural cry of terror.”


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