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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
An incoming hurricane would have been an excuse from the heavens and I would have suggested the same to the rest of the crew.

Had the SIC done so, one would have to believe others would have followed.
People often don't understand courage. they think its all about some war time situation, or running some race in the Olympics. But courage is the thing that good, honest people need to stand up for themselves, and others, at times.

He didnt show the courage that he needed to.... He may have been corageous in the storm, but not in allowing the ship to leave port with him onboard.

Yes, the others would have followed him off the boat. If all had then none could have been sacked. But leaving the ship would have meant looking for another 'dream of a lifetime job'.
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Last edited by MarkofSeaLife; 02-22-2013 at 09:17 AM.
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