Copenhagen
Late December 1635
Marlon Pridmore had some apprehension about this first day of work. He had yet to meet the crew, and he didn't relish the thought of walking into the middle of a project. Nevertheless, he walked into the shops with Cornelius Holgarsson, the head of the group of investors sponsoring the project. "Well, what do I need to know to get started?"

Cornelius grinned. "Let me show you around a little." He took Marlon over to a small group of men. "Marlon, this is Rikard, the shipwright. He's intensely interested in speaking to you about . . .

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