By Lois Richman
Twenty-three yr outdated Ellie Johnson has the appearance, the allure, and positively the intelligence to complete her aim. Ellie began her existence through working away over a trivial incident while she used to be thirteen years previous. followed through a kinfolk in Philadelphia, she has replaced her identify in order that she can't be lower back domestic by means of the experts. At 18, she meets a faculty scholar whom she marries while she will get pregnant. In love and having fun with her new existence, one evening he disappears, taking their 12 months previous baby with him. actually, he "disappears to date into the cloth of yankee society" that her adoptive kin can't find him.
Ellie leaves and shortly finally ends up on a small island within the Bahamas surviving, together with her buddy Sandy, as one of many seasonal boat babes. Sandy, even if, is familiar with her barriers and has set her points of interest on a pragmatic target. Sandy desires to meet "an usual, nearly dull guy who may help me elevate the 3 youngsters we’ll have together." Sandy returns to Miami with the guy she meets, leaving Ellie in the back of to hunt her tycoon.
it's now 8 years later and Ellie Johnson has been married to Brent L. Livingston III in the course of that point. they're heading out to the Caribbean. A storm is on its means, and after scuffling with, Brent has an irrational worry that Ellie may perhaps do whatever impulsive, like leap overboard.
She has to invite the query, "How have i finished up being tied to the mast of my husband's yacht?"
Brent returns to shore alone.