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.