Steve had always dreamt of finding lost pirate treasure. There was something enticing about the notion of discovering something lost and forgotten in the ocean. Romantic in a way that few things were.
It was why he’d taken up scuba diving in the first place. He knew that salvage was serious business, and you didn’t just stumble into lost artifacts by going for a swim. He didn’t dive in hopes of getting rich and famous. He dove for his love of it. If he should happen to get rich and famous while he was at it, he wasn’t going to complain.
He was already rich, but like most people, he wouldn’t have minded being richer. He blamed his lower class upbringing for that, but he also knew that was a just-so-story for perfectly normal behavior. It was human nature to want more.… Read the rest “The Stuff of Legends”