the Demeter ship's log
Two days of fog, and not a
sail sighted. Had hoped when in the English Channel to be able to signal for help
or get in somewhere. Not having power to work sails, have to run before wind.
Dare not lower, as could not raise them again. We seem to be drifting to some
Mate now more demoralised than either of men. His stronger
nature seems to have worked inwardly against himself. Men are beyond fear, working
stolidly and patiently, with minds made up to worst. They are Russian, he Roumanian.