On board an Atlantic liner gambler Mr. Botibol takes part in a sweep-stake betting on how long it will take the ship to reach its destination. Mr. Botibol decides that if he can slow the ship down a little he will win the sweep and that if he 'falls' overboard this will most definitely slow the liner down as he is rescued. However, he must first find somebody who will witness his fall and raise the alarm. Unfortunately he could not have picked a worse choice. Written by
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When Botibol is talking to the steward on deck, the morning after rough weather which had slowed the ship down had unexpectedly cleared up, he is thinking of a way to guarantee the success of his Low Field bet. However, the clock behind his head reads 11:55 ... in other words, 5 minutes before the captain would actually announce the results of the previous 24 hours sailing, and much too late to do anything about it. See more