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The shark in the stream
An article titled “The shark we saved,” written by William Deane and published in the April 19, 2010, Sentinel, concludes: “When God’s law of love overcomes fear, the predator can become the graceful creature it’s made to be.” Those words proved true in my experience when, later that year, I had my own encounter with a shark while walking on the beach near my house.
I was walking along the inlet that leads from the bay to a salt pond. As I followed the stream, I suddenly saw something black moving in the water. Of course, I wondered what it was, and, when I stopped to get a better look, I saw a bluish-black fish about three or four feet in length. Then I saw its dorsal fin and knew that it was a shark. I immediately realized that this shark was trying to swim against the incoming tide in order to get back to the saltwater bay. The water he was in was only about a foot deep, and brackish—he could not survive in it. I knew that I had to do something to help.