the smuggler’s bible


The expedition is in deep water sixteen months out of port when a fully grown adult bull fimethebboril breaks the surface and clocks the ship as a rival in its territory.

It’s mayhem. Sorely stays cool and abandons ship only slightly ahead of the captain’s order (in a lifeboat he had provisioned the night before as part of an unrelated desertion scheme). Thus, he is able to put considerable distance between himself and the disaster.

Sorely feels bad, sure, but he watches anyway. I mean, this kind of thing doesn’t happen every day. It’s really something, too. Wild stuff, man.