Christmas at Sea
"Our last landfall, coincidentally, had been Christmas Island, a speck in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia, which some explorer with a creative propensity for naming new lands must have discovered on Christmas Day. We were headed for Sri Lanka, which was once named Serendib, hence the word "serendipity." There aren't many Christmas-like or serendipitous feelings in between the lines. Who could be in the holiday spirit if they were looking forward to a pressure-cooked meal of sauerkraut and canned meat of uncertain origin"
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 16, 2004 )
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