Sandbrook, A Novella Pt.4

A series of letters, journals and memoirs about the incident aboard the SS Sandbrook

4

A telegram from Captain Walter Smithson to Councillor Von Hapsburg

ATTN: Councillor Von Hapsburg. Sandbrook. 01st August 1842

TRIP ARDOUS. HOPE RECIEVED TELEGRAMS. NEW INDUCTION TELEGRAPH UNRELIABLE. LOOK FORWARD TO RETURN AND FOOD. APPROACHING 8 TO 10 AUGUST. TRADING SUPPLIES FROM NORTH GONE WELL. FULL ITINERY, INVENTORY AND PORT REPORT ON ARRIVAL. TROUBLE IN VERMONTH AGAIN. REBELS. DOCK FREE DESPITE HEIGHTENED SECURITY. DELIVERY OF VERMONTH VON HAPSBURGS CARGO ACHIEVED WITHOUT INCIDENT. SEND WELL WISHES. ARRIVING AUTUMN FOR HARVEST RITES. CAPTAIN WALTER SMITHSON.


Page ripped out from Captains Walter Smithson’s Log book dated August 1st 1842

Been away a long time from Mina, no reply from letters whilst in port – maybe the husband has found out about us? He is a shady fellow and I don’t trust him one bit.

New cargo from Vermonth confusing, possibly alive? Movement in cargo hold scares the men – could be rat infestation, can’t wait to get back home again. Have sent telegrams back to port, hopefully arrive sooner than later. The sooner we pull in for repairs the better – the ship has seen better days.

First officer Simkind ill, has bite mark on shoulder from something. Has fever. Doctor on board treating well though and First Navigator Puolson taking post.

Page is too water soaked to read remainder, Dr. Koppsleton, Incident Researcher

 


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