"The Islands of Hope" from SAILS AND SORCERY: TALES OF NAUTICAL FANTASY
DESCRIPTION: Mermaids. Pirates. Flying ships. Creatures from the deep. Magic beyond your wildest dreams.
The sea is a dangerous and wonderful realm. It calls to many, promising riches, adventure, or freedom. But just as there are beautiful and remarkable treasures to be found upon and below the waves, do not underestimate the dangers hidden within its depths.
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"Where did he come from?" Finn said, pulling at the knots in his peppered beard. "Men just don't appear on a ship in the middle of the ocean."
Julian stared up at the crow's nest of the Ixchel. "His name's Kami. He came with the ship." He wiped his nose on his wet sleeve. "Or so says the captain."
"Over a month at sea and three weeks adrift in the Horse Latitudes, with barely a half ration each to last us until Sunday," Vernor said. "And yesterday another mouth appears on board?"
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