Elijah tells me it was all due to a growing hardness of heart. He saw retribution coming.
The patrol boats dispatched in pursuit of us did not even make it out of the harbor. One minute they were roaring along at full speed, the next they were dead in the water.
The pilot scheduled to take us out never did show. How providential that one was supplied to us.
The teamwork exhibited by the crew – old and new members together, has brought great satisfaction to the Captain in this new day. They were so bent to their tasks that they did not witness the streaks of light descending through the sky behind us.
They did see the glow of destruction.