the Demeter ship's log
There seems some doom over
this ship. Already a hand short, and entering the Bay of Biscay with wild weather
ahead, and yet last night another man lost, disappeared. Like the first, he came
off his watch and was not seen again. Men all in a panic of fear, sent a round
robin, asking to have double watch, as they fear to be alone. Mate angry. Fear
there will be some trouble, as either he or the men will do some violence.