(TELEGRAPH) — A message in a bottle, posing a question about love and dropped into the sea off Indonesia, has been found over a year later and more than 5,000 miles away, in Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa.
The message's author, Australian teacher Anne O'Sullivan, was travelling on a cruise ship past the central Indonesian island of Komodo when she tossed the bottle overboard.
"We're sitting in our balcony pondering. Is it better to love or be loved? Your answer will be appreciated. Call us or write to us," the message read.
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Fifteen months later, she received a phone call from a woman in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, telling her: "I found your bottle It's better to be loved. But to be loved you must love." Fiona Marlton said she discovered the bottle bobbing in the shallows on the Mozambican shoreline during a holiday there two years ago.