The grain ship has disappeared from the sea to our front. The Captain’s immediate concern was for the missing vessel’s engines, fearing that they may have failed, and we passed them by during the darkness. He considered coming about and going in search of the vessel.
The Purser spoke up and opined that it made more sense that they pressed on to the port, which he calculated was only a one day sail away.
The Captain was unhappy with that conjecture as it cast a bad light upon his First Mate, calling into question his motivations.
With what we suspected we could not help coming to the same conclusion as the Purser.
Elijah took him aside to explain our suspicions.