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"That's it, I'm done for the day." Horton said as he tried his best to ignore the dead lights dancing on the main deck. 

Horton's head felt unnaturally heavy on his shoulders as he squeezed into his tiny room. He struggled to remove his shoes before finally laying down on the bunk. He stared at the lamp hanging above his head and briefly considered dowsing the flame but the green glow creeping along the walls had him thinking better of it.

Done for the day


Here's a shot of the "Officers' Quarters" just forward of the Captain's Quarters. This area of the ship contains two nearly identical rooms with a hallway between them and can be accessed from the main deck.

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“Mornin’ Captain!” the young man spoke as he slid a large barrel across the dock.  

“Good Morning Mr. Combs.” The captain said. “Looks like the last of the provisions have arrived.”

“Aye, sir.” Combs said. “We’re pretty well stocked up at this point.”

“Very good.” The captain said with some satisfaction before turning away from the young man. It was just then that Captain Hawes noticed a tall, thin man staring at the old galleon.

“I can’t believe you found her!”  The thin man exclaimed before extending an arm to touch the old ship in an effort to reassure himself that what he was seeing was actually real, in physical form, and there before his eyes. 

“I found her wrecked on a beach east of Pontelli and had her towed here for refit.” The Captain said walking toward the thin man before extending a hand. “It’s good to see you again Ben.”

The two men shook hands, then embraced, laughing and slapping each other on the back. Benjamin grinned and said. “I’ve heard you are in need of a ship’s doctor.” 

“A doctor yes, but more importantly, a man of science!” The Captain smiled. “Mr Combs!”

“Sir!” Combs said as he dropped a barrel on the dock and rushed to the Captain’s side. The barrel bounced before rolling from the dock and into the water.

“Please take Mr. Levy’s things and show him to his cabin.” The Captain said handing him Benjamin’s bag.

Benjamin Levy started to follow the young sailor up the ladder but stopped to press the palm of his hand on the outer planking of the hull one last time. He could feel the ship bending and moving slightly as the morning tide began to roll in. With a not insignificant amount of astonishment in his voice, Benjamin exclaimed “I can’t believe you found her!”

You Found Her


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I like the ship very much. I wonder where Captain Hawes brings her. The story was well written

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