No signs found of sickness or mutiny
He found none. There was not a rope yarn astray. The decks were as clean as if recently swabbed. The sheets were fast and every rope coiled in place, but the wheel had not been lashed, and as the vessel yawed it turned nacK and torth to the swing of the rudder. Devon descended to the cabin. It was deserted, but in perfect order. There were signs neither of sickness, mutiny nor murder. The captain's watch hung from the lamp bracket that swung above the table.