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panel 1 [Charles speaks up nonchalantly, napkin in hand]

I would say that character accounts for a man’s merits here, as well.

Panel 2 [A shot down the table from Charles's perspective as Barzillai speaks about him, laughing slightly. Mathews is laughing the background too.]

Ahh, Mr. Allen. A man with an even keel, well-liked, a counterweight to this whole affair and maybe even to myself. Certainly to Mr. Mathews.

Hehe, now, now.

Panel 3 [Charles looks over at Ezra]

Mr. Carter, your comments resonated with me in how much one’s personal world can change in four years, even as all the rest of existence marches on as is.

Panel 4 [Close shot of Charles expression, eyes downcast]

When I came back from the last voyage my wife greeted me with a three year old son I’d never met.

Panel 5 [Adelaide looks up with a slight frown]

Why did you ever ship out again, Mr. Allen? If you don’t mind my asking.

Panel 5 [Charles looks pensive as he recites a portion of a psalm. In the woodgrain behind him, Brutality's voice mocks him]

“They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.”

Hahahaha, is that so?