National Affairs: On the Penguin

Both shores of Long Island Sound were stirred and puzzled last week by a nocturnal mystery that hinted piracy, robbery, murder.

A fishing boat entering Oyster Bay after midnight came upon a cabin cruiser adrift without lights. The fishermen thought they heard someone thrashing in the water a few hundred yards away. They called, got no answer. They thought they could see the head and arms of a swimmer heading for the dark boat. Before he reached it, before they could go to his aid, the head and arms disappeared and the Sound was quiet...

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