Chap 10, part 7
I looked around and was inclined to agree with him. The insulted shark had let go a might wallop with his tail, catching Cherry squarely in the face and knocking him into the bottom of the boat on top of Reynolds. Blood was gushing from Bill's nose. I thought we would never get it stopped. A month later it was still sore and he was afraid a cartilage had been broken.
I will say to the reader now just what I told Bill Cherry then. If you have anything insulting to say to a shark, wait until you are safely back in San Francisco, then write him a letter.
There is no entry in my diary for the 16th day adrift and only one for the 17th. This reads:
"Still in doldrums. Water low. Hopes low."