Stories from Suspense Magazine #2 Summer 1951: “Survival” by Thomas Gilchrist
Three men adrift in a dinghy after their boat capsizes at sea, fight for survival as heat, hunger and thirst draw them closer to death every moment. It’s no surprise who maintains their humanity as desperation rises between the wealthy boatman, an old man and a native Pacific islander, but Gilchrist does a beautiful job describing the tension as their plight worsens.
Thomas Gilchrist was a sailor who wrote sea adventures. His stories appeared in Adventure, Bluebook, and Suspense.
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