page 246 of 384 of The Death Ship

I rather enjoyed the time Traven takes to describe and explain the hellish conditions and processes of the ship. Boilers and the fallen bars and the second engineer yelling about the steam and them almost killing him. It was very Dante, but more terrible because it was more real.

And of course the Yorkiee is a smugglers ship – what else could she be? Yet nobody turns on the skipper and they keep quiet too.