Over the Indian Ocean
September 27, 1636
The airship sparkled in the early morning light. There was only darkness below, as shadows still shrouded the earth. At almost two miles above the surface, the airship could see the sun rise much earlier than they would see it on the ground. Even now the crew watched as the sunlight spread across the water below.

Marlon was in the observation dome. He had his binoculars, and was examining the coast they were passing. "I can't tell where we are just by looking. I used to think that all India was a . . .

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