The Purser ushered us into the Captain’s quarters. He said a few words and upon turning to leave, the Captain stopped him and ordered him to stay.
I didn’t sense that he was nervous exactly, just overly cautious.
Elijah spoke first. And right to the point.
He walked to a wall chart and placed a finger on a dot on the map. He told the Captain that it was crucial that we put in at that island.
Even I was taken aback and had expected Elijah to be more diplomatic.
“In whose interest is it crucial?” he demanded.
“Every one’s survival,” he replied.
He confirmed that it’s on our way, but wants to know more.
Elijah stayed to explain ourselves.