Under a storm jib and a lowering sky, you and Terry stand on a shuddering
deck and regard the hole where a chainplate used to be.
"The Elliotts are going to be furious," you say. Jerry and Jennifer
Elliott own the Celeste, the yacht you and Terry are sailing back
Terry grunts. "The Elliotts are lucky we didn't lose the whole shootin'
match," he says, eyes sweeping over the mast and rigging, then out once
again to the storm-dark horizon.
You follow his gaze and see what he sees: a smudge of color - a boat.