|Apr 7 1:20 pm|| Course set due west. Making for nearest Crown Colony port Moerus Lacus. Loaded excess liftwood to exchange
for repairs. Held funeral service for Captain Pieter Koeniggard, Helmsman Henry Cleese, Gunner Alouysius, Marine
Alfred Perkins, and Marine James Orr, all dead in action against pirates of the Red Fly's company. God
rest their souls. Their bodies brought back for burial in civilized land.
Went into captain's cabin, with Drs. Ching and Goebbels, and Bayswater as witnesses to examine ship's and captain's papers:
Dr. Goebbels took the freed captives in hand. Quite Germanically, he gave list of particulars:
|Bad blow set in from NW. Set down in lee of hill and battened down. Red Fly cannot pursue in this stuff either. Chevashtu howled in storm until let into forecastle. Hands complaining about smell of bodies in hold.|
|Wind let up near 6 bells into first watch. Still clawing west through passes. Too far north and find
Shasti. Too far south and find Oenotrian cruisers. Shortly after sunrise, Chevashtu jabbered loudly and
then leaped over the rail. Most of ship's company ran to rail to see. Dropped nearly 100 feet, then slowed
down, and floated steady. He drifted east with the wind. Left him astern.
Moved bodies to port wing, being the lee side.
|Met Lioness, a small armed screw galley, towing a small captured vessel. The captain, one Jason Roberts, said he that the telegraph line to Syrtis Major should be in working order. Bevoogla, the topman who took the load of grape, died of his wounds shortly after noon.|
|Apr 10||Finally out of mountains east of Moerus Lacus. Wind steady from Syrtis Major - WNW.|
|Apr 11||Docked in Moerus Lacus. Cabled Howe and H.M.M.R.M.A. Embarked passengers, except for Thothans, Meepsoori, and French ladies. Louisa seems to have quite a shine to Bayswater.|
|Apr 12||Set course NW for Syrtis Major. To meet Howe, Admiralty officials.|
|Apr 14||Reached Syrtis Major. Paid crew salaries (2 weeks). French ladies transferred to French Consulate. Other passengers disembarked.|
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