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( For visually challenged reader, the picture shows a stormy sea with an old ship battling the winds. There is a full moon peeking through the clouds)
It had been a terrible journey, plagued with one mishap after another.
The first had been the food had all rotted. The second the captain jumped overboard in despair, and the third the water supply was contaminated by rats.
They had no choice but to try and make it to land.
Then the storm hit.
The main sail was in tatters, but valiantly the crew worked together towards an inlet unmarked on their charts. None cared about discovering a new world, they just wanted to put their weary feet, aching backs and blistered hands on dry land.
The storm raged on, the moon teasing through the clouds casting a yellowing light on the waters below.
So intent were they in achieving their goal, none noticed the vessels behind, and they were not friendly.