The sun gave promise of burning through the fog by the late hours of the morning. And indeed were dispelled the minute that the transport service official stepped onto the deck.
Much to the relief it seemed to the local denizens, whom we at last saw milling about in the sun.
Elijah and I took it as our cue to stay out of sight.
The official asked the Captain if he would continue with the ship. As this would require taking the mark, he declined. So did Tomas.
Mr. Kagi spoke up and volunteered himself for consideration. The official was noncommittal and went off to canvass the crew.
He left word that those not staying needed to depart by tomorrow.