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This takes place in Hamburg in the mid-1600s. Martin is a seaman and sometimes pirate. He stops to pick up supplies and visit his brother, Will. Martin’s wife has died from the plague and he plans to follow the directions from an old Norse legend to obtain protection for his sons. Clare is Will’s wife.
“I’m going to do it, Will.”
“What people talk about – throw a virgin off Long Anna and win the god Forseti’s protection for my sons.”
“That’s old religion, Martin – blasphemy.”
“I must try.”
They watched the water for a few minutes.
Will passed his pipe to Martin, who blew a perfect smoke ring, a tear running down his stubbled check.
His eyes on the fading smoke, Will spoke to his younger brother in his deepest voice.
“There is no need to worry Clare with knowledge of this.”