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Unpublished Journal Entries From Billy Budd
I received yet another cavity search for contraband on my person. The officer must be unfamiliar with typical protocol.
The ship must have lost power as I overheard the ship's engineer talking about an epic "tug job."
In an attempt to frighten me, the crew asked if I had ever seen a "one-eye sea serpent." I told them I do not believe in such fairy tales.
Mutiny is afoot! I overheard the first mate tell the crew that he will be taking the captain from the rear tonight.