The captain began by telling the men a little of what he and I had seen through the telescope the previous evening: enough to let them understand we might be close to danger, but not so much that they might be daunted. They responded with a show of courage that did them credit -- clapping one another on the back, and boasting they were afraid of nothing.-- pg 162
QUICK NOTE...Update: 2/19/19
Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. Baby steps back into the blogging world and started to grow, so you know, a post here, a post there, and away we go! Hope you stay along for the ride!