how did rainsford end up in the water
Answers 1Add Yours
Rainsford fell overboard trying to distinguish where the gunshots he'd heard were fired from. He lost his balance.
Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified. He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket. He leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there, to get greater elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance.