Container after container have been lifted out of the hold. They were transported away as soon as they hit the dock.
By day’s end only the cargo meant for the port we skipped, remained below.
The Captain spent the day ashore chasing down leads for possible buyers for his ship. In so doing he learned that all the other ships at this port had been purchased by the transport service of the global authority, and are awaiting the arrival of their new owners.
This fact laid to rest everyone’s fear of an attack on the port.
Elijah kept out of sight in our special cabin in the daylight hours.
I entered after he emerged, in response to a growing dread.