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I learned that our castaways told a story saying that their very touch can cause lesions and death. Interesting, but obviously untrue.
In the late afternoon as we were passing to the south of Ssámris we spotted a small craft with lateen sails. They turned our way and then passed around us. Our marines were called up since the captain was afraid they might be pirates. I stayed below with my servants and the Naqsái girl. There were no incidents and the small boat went on its way.
Near midnight a signal rocket was spotted to the north, but nothing happened other than that. We sailed on through the night.