The Victory And Defeat Of The Blue Meander
I lifted myself from the deck and made my way as fast as possible belowdecks. As you can imagine I was terrified. I locked the door to the cabin behind me, and threw myself onto the bed. I must have fallen asleep because the next thing I knew someone was banging on the door shouting my name. I got up and quickly opened it. It was “Lordâ? Corbluff.
“What is it? What’s the matter?â?
Henry Corbluff looked victorious and defeated all at once. “We’ve won the battle,” he said,” but the Captain is dead.”
I was shocked. The Captain had been so nice to me through this entire ordeal and now he was gone.
“How? What-” I started.
Henry silenced me with a wave. “That is not important but we need your help performing the funeral, the men think it will be good luck for a Lady to do it.”
He gave me a half-hearted smile and led me to the deck where the captain lay wrapped in a canvas sails, holystones tied to his feet. I was to send him off on his final voyage.
“I don’t think I can do this…”