Great Wits Jump
"Consequences of the Past"
A High-Seas Adventurous
~ Presented in 3 Parts ~
“Ship astern, aft starboard,” a voice echoed from aloft. “Three masts, and runnin’ full!”
“Well?” the Captain demanded harshly, an edge of tension radiated from its taut command, while his weary countenance showed the rigors of years at sea, gruff lines that stained his face and marred his character. The ship’s company stood in forbidding silence, most with confused looks that canvased their faces, while a few seethed in angered anticipation. “I will ask this only once more, speak or be silenced.”
With a few moments to spare, Isaac retrieved the envelope from his pocket, broke the seal, and read its contents. Panic etched his face. Shoving the letter back into his pocket, he retrieved his spyglass and raced to a small port nearby. Carelessly, he flung it opened, raised his glass, and peered out at the approaching sloop.