The keeper pt 13

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: The Lighthouse Appreciation


Carolyn came back on deck with her sea chest. she saw her grandfather covered with the sail. She knew he had died. It's okay to cry Carolyn, said Jack. No, she said, I need to be strong now. We need to bury your grandfather, he said to her. Jack found a piece of planking that he thought could be used to move enough of the mast to free the captain's body. I think I can manage this by myself, Carolyn, why don't you wait onshore. She did as he asked. Jack slipped the plank under the smallest part of the broken mast and slid it off the body. Thank God that worked, thought Jack. There was a small lifeboat lashed to the side of the ship, he was able to lower it and get it into the water. He wrapped the sail around the captain's body and put him into the boat. He called for Carolyn, come on back now, he said. She returned to the sloop. Jack told her they would row out a short distance and bury him at sea, she agreed. As they began to row she said, what's happens when you die? Jack looked at her with some sadness and said, I don't really know, I wish I did, but I don't. I guess we go to heaven, at least that's what I've been told. Yes, she said, I think we do. They reached a spot far enough out and Jack said, this is a good place. They said some prayers and a moment of silence, and then slid captain Daniel Mccarthy's body over the side, into the abyss of the sea. Now she cried. He is really gone, said Carolyn. Yes, he is, but the love you have for him, and the love he had for you will always stay with you, trust me I know.


Submitted: March 07, 2020

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