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Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 10A

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Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 10A

                                  Legend Of The Black Dove  
                             (Part 10)   "The Unknown World "
After leaving Monterey by ship, the Columbia encounters a strange storm
accompanied by a heavy mist that creates a voyage through time to another
place. The captain discovers they are in Dover harbour but everything 
seems different, Norrington, Jenkins, Captain Owens,  and first officer Hill
investigate the huge ship named 'Albatross', which is moored in the port.
The huge ship's bridge  is full of weird levers and instrumentation, Owens 
notices a placard on the ship's wheel stating ''The Albatross built at Newcastle 
in 1929", also a calendar dated 1930, and it all starts to make sense, including 
the weird mist that transported them through time from 1750 to the year 1930.
Captain Owens realises that the freak storm may possibly return and if they were 
lucky enough it may take them back to their normal timeline. He suggests 
they should all return to the Columbia. They are about to leave when the watch 
crew comes back. They are heavily armed with rifles and a machine gun. The 
Captain of the Albatross tells them: "Halt! Hands up!" and their men search 
them for concealed weapons. They are later taken on deck. While the two 
captain's hold a discussion Owens tells Captain Ryder that they are here by accident 
not design as a strange wind brought them from 1750 to 1930. He could not 
understand why this happened but they seem now stranded here. The only 
chance of returning is to try to reconnect with the wind taking us back to our 
own time, and things will once again be normal. While they are talking they 
see in the distance that the storm is returning, and Ryder agrees to help them 
but they need to be quick, as the storm is approaching the Columbia very fast. 
Ryder tells his crew to release the men and start the ship's engines. Within a 
few minutes the Albatross reaches the Columbia. The storm is now upon them. 
As Captain Owens man's the ship's wheel, they set sail towards the storm whereas 
the Albatross flees the scene. Seconds later the Columbia is engulfed in fog. It is 
happening again, the speed becomes faster and faster, the ship begins to shake 
and buffet, and then starts to slow down again.

Written: 11th August 2013

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