To his shock

VoDinhNghi0810

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Vietnamese - Viet Nam
"To his shock". What does that mean? Please help me.

The third time Johnny was on watch, he yawned and stretched, scanning the horizon.
To his shock, he saw a pirate ship in the distance. “P-p-pirates!” he stammered. “Pirates!”
The sailors merely rolled over in their hammocks.

Source: Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 4.

Thank you.
 
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