The storm had left them shipwrecked with parts of the ship scattered all over the ocean. Those men who didn’t expire during the storm were left hanging on for dear life on the floating debris. Two days of the scorching sun and burning thirst brought them to a small inhabited island.
The natives kindly helped them men come ashore safely but they were immediately put into a small cage where they were held for days.
Finally, after many days, a man came to talk to them who could speak their language,
“You are considered spies to the natives,” he told them. “They will be giving you a pipe to smoke with a plant in it that will act like a truth serum and it’s important that you smoke it.”
The men talked among themselves briefly, then answered, “Fine, we agree. We have nothing to hide.”
Just as the Englishman had said, “the team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captives”.
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