Speed Reading — Titanic Postcard - Level 2 — 100 wpm

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A postcard from the Titanic could sell for $15,000. The card was written by a ship worker, Jack Phillips. He wrote it to his sister. He wrote: "Very busy working late. Hope to leave on Monday." His message ends with the words, "Love, Jack." The postcard has photos of the Titanic on one side. On the address side there is a postmark from a post office in Belfast. The card is one of many things from the Titanic in a multi-million-dollar auction.

The Titanic was built in 1912. Its builders said it could not sink. It sailed for the first time on April the 10th, 1912. It hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean five days later. The iceberg made a big hole in the ship. More than 1,500 of the 2,224 passengers died. Mr Phillips escaped and sat on an overturned lifeboat. He waited to be rescued, but he died from the cold. He was 25 years old. The story of the Titanic was made into a 1997 Oscar-winning movie.

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