This is one of several stories Canning contributed to the long-running series "Did it Happen?" in the Evening Standard. Readers had to guess if a story was fact or fiction. In this case the story was fiction.
Canning describes a voyage on a transatlantic liner during which he rescues a girl from suicide and hears her story. But is he the only one?Canning's other contributions to the series were "Two Good Men", "Wall of Death", "You are a spy" and "Hole in One".
The Evening Standard, 11 November, 1955.