so it seems the lifeguard must have heard the S.O.S. the little boat, battered as it is, is back afloat. it’s still in very shallow water, but at least it’s off the bottom, the holes and sails hastily patched. the destination is by no means sure and this time we’d better steer it right because this boat will not withstand another grounding. 

let’s hope the course is true. though to quote mr shakespeare,”the course of true love never did run smooth.”