As I watch him
hand out his last smelt to a charging sand-tiger shark, I can feel several
other sharks bumping into me from the front and behind. I recall for an instant
what Lou Garibaldi had said about sharks, a point on which Bob Griffin had
basically concurred. "When it gets down to it," said Lou, "if a
shark really wants you, he's got you."
As we flipper to
the surface, past the silent faces on the other side of the glass, I take a
last look at the beasts below. Sharks are strange, fascinating, awesome
animals. If they'd wanted me, they could have had me. I absolutely couldn't
bring myself to bite one.