222. White horses

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It was 1866. Thirty horses were being shipped across the Tasman Sea, from Melbourne, Australia, to Dunedin, New Zealand.

A huge storm hit during the eight day crossing. The fittings between the decks gave way. Twenty-nine of the thirty horses slipped into the sea.

If you listen to a stormy sea, you can hear the screaming horses; see their panic in the water; feel their manes blow wild in your face.

Gentle thoughts and expressions of astoundedness are both gratefully accepted.

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