a message

Written by: jan oskar hansen

A Message 
Our old captain was pensioned off, he had been 
the master on the same ship for ten years and at
sixty five he didnĀ“t know where to go as his whole 
life had been the sea. The first officer was taking 
over. He had noticed the old man every morning 
went on the bridge, opened a locked drawer and 
read something from a folded piece of paper. 
The first officer having sewed on an extra ring on 
his uniform, now had four, was curious opened 
the drawer. On the paper was written: starboard 
is right and portside is left.