"There, entangled in seaweed and driftwood and half buried in sand, was an odd bottle--sealed with a cork.
I lifted it out of the tangle, brushed off the sand--and looked at it more closely.
I could see through the smoky blue glass that the bottle contained something.
I drew out the cork, gave it a good shake--and
out fell a scrap of paper.
And ON the paper was a scrawled message!