“The sun will be shining in a minute,” he announced. “It will be like a miracle.”
The boat began to rock fiercely.
“Shouldn’t we hunker down?” cried the first mate.
“Full speed ahead!” the captain scowled.
The ship began to pitch so severely that crew and passengers alike were tossed into the maelstrom. Rats jumped overboard.
Gasping for air, the captain grabbed a sea-sick bag.
The ship’s doctor staggered to the intercom.
“Life vests on!” he directed. “Hold tight!”