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Jackie joins you and Terry at Alistair's bunk. "So tell me, Alistair," you say. "When did all this start?"

"I actually felt a little poorly on day 5, and a little more poorly day by day since then."

"Were you pushing yourself hard then?"

"No, not at all. Things were going smoothly on the boat - this is before we reached the heavy weather."

"What are your symptoms?"

"First I was feeling poorly - you know, fatigued. Then on came the fever and chills! They comes and goes. Let's see, my muscles ache... And now I've had this cough, for about two days. It brings up this ooze and sometimes a little blood in it.

"But I have to tell ya, ma'am," he says, turning to Jackie. "Since I've been drinking plenty of water, like you told me, I think I've been getting better and better. I sure wouldn't scrub the race on my account, begging your pardon, of course."

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