And the words: “Have now been 24 hours on this ghastly boat if it isn’t a dream”. – Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis.
Hearing the sound of the waves slosh against the side of the ship turned his stomach over again for the hundredth time. Picking up a pen he wrote in his diary “Have now been 24 hours on this ghastly boat if it isn’t a dream”.
Throwing the pen down, he picked up his hat, straightened his tie and went up on deck.
The Captain was pacing up and down at the stern, glaring at the shipmen as though they were bilge rats. He probably had a higher regard for the rats than the men under him.
This was not going to be a good voyage and they were barely out of port.
The Captain stopped pacing when his first mate joined him on the raised stern castle and flashed a smile as transient as the winter sun. Things were cordial between them for now, but he could feel the tension building with every nautical mile they sailed. The Captain may have been dressed in the uniform of an officer of the Royal Navy but underneath he was as cutthroat as a Pirate raider, but even a pirate looked after his men.
Things were not going to end well aboard The Bounty.
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