Elijah agreed with the Captain’s decision to avoid the next port of call.
We were surprised that these were the first words out of his mouth upon emerging from the special cabin. For he had held up in there for the past two days.
He then added cryptically that this port will be the end of the voyage. For everyone.
The Captain began to protest. And stated that the end was always supposed to be on the tropical islands at the center of this immense ocean.
To this Elijah answered that the people awaiting the shipments were no longer there. All the inhabitants had been removed forcibly on Stan’s orders. He now holds the islands as his personal possession and retreat.