After keeping watch, he sent the rest of us below deck to get some sleep. No one argued, least of all me. I was exhausted by now, frozen through and longing for the warmth of the cabin. I curled myself into myself and fell asleep almost at once.
A bell was ringing in my ears as I woke. Then I discovered it wasn't my ears at all. It was ringing somewhere above my head. I swung my legs off the bed and ran out of the cabin. I saw Chalky bending over his engines.
'Anything wrong?' I asked.
'Fog,' he said, without looking up. 'Lousy fog.'
Moments later I was up on deck and it was swirling all around me. I couldn't see the bow of the boat at all. Popsicle was at the wheel. Everyone else, including Harry, was on watch all around the boat, like dark statues, each of them wrapped in a cocoon of their own fog. None of them moved. None of them spoke. Popsicle saw me.
'We're listening, ' he whispered.
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