Following the invitation to luncheon, Captain Caseau offered the help of several of his crew to finish work on the barque. Soon the beach was alive with activity as the French sailors set to work with the motley crew of the Siren Song. Grace, Bartolo, and Henry Quintor were soon welcomed aboard La Columbe and ushered into the captain’s cabin. Since the day remained still and was growing hotter, heavy curtains had been drawn along one side of the cabin while the windows opposite were opened wide to admit the scant breeze. The cabin... Enjoying the sneak peek of this chapter? Click the button below to choose your level of support and unlock this and all of the chapters.