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By Nancy Holder

The shipwrecked, traveling passengers of the ill-fated freighter, Morris, are picked up through the H.M.S. Pandora and sail right into a cruise of metaphysical terror, insanity, and demise.

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Are you attempting to inform me … are you …” She reached down and batted Phil’s shoulder. “Do whatever! ” Donna scratched her cheek. “But is that attainable? Does that make any experience? ” “All we will be able to surmise is that you just have been stuck in a few form of mammoth current,” Reade acknowledged as he perched at the fringe of a bar stool and hung his palms among his knees. He folded his handkerchief and positioned it within the inside of breast pocket of his uniform. “Like a riptide? ” John requested. The captain nodded. “Something like that, certain. Now …” “Well, you’re taking us again to Hawaii, aren’t you? ” Elise snapped. “It might make extra experience to proceed directly to Australia. we will be able to take a airplane from there. correct, Captain? ” Phil rose. “Let me get you a few extra champagne, sweetheart. ” “Australia! ” she screamed. “There’s a problem,” the captain lower in. “Unfortunately, one other lifeboat was once introduced from the Morris, and we’ve been trying to find all of it day. ” “Who … who used to be in it? ” Donna crossed her palms. The captain pulled a sheet of paper from one other pocket. “I have a happen. ” He passed it to Donna. It used to be at the similar creamy stationery because the invites. Donna grimaced. “Cha-cha’s on it,” she introduced. “Kevin isn’t. ” She passed the checklist to John, who scanned it and provided it to Phil, who studied it and gave it again to the captain. “Ol’ Kev’s most likely hitting the surf by way of now. ” John took Matt’s glass and popped an ice dice into his mouth. Chewed down not easy. “God, i am hoping the others are very well. ” The captain placed the record away. “We’ll retain taking a look. ” “Coast shield? ” Donna queried. “Everyone’s doing every thing they could. i need to say, i used to be particularly shocked by means of the dimensions of your boat. It was once uncommonly small for a freighter. And sick outfitted. ” “What a surprise,” Elise stated acidly. The captain clapped his fingers jointly. “But at the very least all of you're secure, and we’d prefer to rejoice that. lets visit dinner now? ” He picked up his cap. Donna moved her shoulders. one thousand miles? negative Cha-cha. He needs to be out of his brain. extra out of it. “Listen,” she acknowledged. “The Morris used to be all in favour of a few type of unlawful dumping. whatever harmful. Ramón—” “Officer Diaz has instructed me all approximately it. ” snigger strains shaped round his unmarried eye. “He was once afraid you’d get to me first and I’d keelhaul him. ” “Keelhaul? ” Matt checked out the captain, in actual fact smitten. The captain gazed down on him fondly. “An outdated approach to punishment. ” “Execution, extra like,” John installed. The captain nodded. “Yes, it was once frequently deadly. ” “Cool. ” Matt slurped his straw. “What did they do? ” simply then, the steward wheeled round the nook. “It’s all ri—” observed his more advantageous officer, and skidded to recognition with a salute. His face was once white as chalk. “Sorry, sir. It … it was once the blender. ” The hand that held the salute trembled violently. Jesus, the child was once scared part to demise. Reade saluted him again, stated, “Don’t allow it take place back. ” He pointed at Matt. “That little fellow want to see anyone keelhauled. ” Smiled, to teach it was once only a comic story. “N-no, sir. ” A line of sweat trickled down the steward’s temple.

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