Day Five Hundred Forty Three #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

We met with the Captain to ask if he might have any medical supplies from the ship’s stores to spare for the sufferers at the city hospital. He was generous in response.

For his part he wanted to know what our future plans might be. He felt his business should be concluded by the end of the week. And would we be shipping out with him again or not?

We were not prepared to give an answer right then, but promised a reply before the deadline.

Tomas gathered the supplies and released G from his duties to accompany us.

Upon our return to the hospital Elijah insisted that we be allowed to enter for we intended to spend the night.

Day Four Hundred Fifty One #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

The sea has flattened and the sky ahead has cleared. We have outrun the storm. We saw its track behind us where it had vectored off to the east. We also saw three other merchant vessels, also refugees of the weather.

Elijah wanted us to turn around then, but the Captain cautioned patience. In response Elijah drew apart to our special cabin.

Tomas wanted to turn around too, but for different reasons. He had heard rumors of pirates in the waters ahead.

Not until the other ships behind us turned about, did the Captain order the same.

When we were on our new course, Elijah emerged. He advised the Captain to make every attempt to enter port with the others.