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hang up and someone was in the shower?” So that was an added attraction. Ten days with no shower. When he got to be skipper, he would re-commission the shower room, put a lock on the door. Then there would be showers, and privacy, too. Nothing wrong with a little privacy. Someone jumped the last two rungs of the ladder and landed with a thump behind him, a startling invasion of his private ice cave. It was Tony. Tony was singing: “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum…” He was being very operatic. “Aiyiyi!” Tony stopped singing and looked at Sal leaning on his shovel in a daze, taking in the fish that had piled up around Sal’s feet. Sal looked down at the fish, seeing them for the first time, looked at Tony, and the two began to laugh. “You smoking something, man?” “Naw, you kidding? Are you?” “Me? Why me?” “You usually jump around the boat singing ‘yo ho ho’…?”

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