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Strange Objects Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Strange Objects
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“On 4 June 1629 the Dutch vessel Batavia struck uncharted rocks off the Western Australian coast. ”
Gary Crew
author
Strange Objects
book
1629
the Dutch vessel
Batavia
uncharted
concepts
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“By the time help arrived over 120 men, women and children had met their deaths - not in the sea but murdered by two fellow survivors, Wouter Loos and Jan Pelgrom.”
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“In 1986 teenager Steven Messenger discovers gruesome relics from that wreck. Four months later he disappears without a trace.”
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“It was until five days later, when I opened my mail at the Institute to find a series of documents supposedly written by Steven Messenger, that his disappearance attracted national attention.”
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“An ongoing problem with Messenger’s discoveries was that many authorities, including myself, considered they were not all accounted for.”
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“Steven Messenger, a student at Hamelin High School, discovered the hand in a cave among cliffs to the north of the Murchison River Mouth. The hand had been sealed in an iron pot and hidden at the back of the cave.”
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“That was Saturday night and after tea, the teachers, Ericson and a new woman called Schuller, had gone down the beach by themselves.”
Gary Crew
author
Ericson
character
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“That afternoon when the rain came, all the sleeping gear had been shifted into a cliff cave, behind the fire. It was hight in there, going right up into the cliff itself, but the entrance was almost sealed by sand and i had to drop on my hands and kneel to crawl in.”
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“I did not move a muscle. I lay there thinking someone was behind me, in that darkness. But nothing happened. No movement. No voice. I started to count in my head. Still nothing, even after I passed a hundred.”
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“I got up on my knees and crawled out of my sleeping bag but I didn’t say anything. I shone my torch around the top of the pot and there was a lid with a handle on it. Dirt and small rocks were all over this.”

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