Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #190
…Captain Silverio claims, “I have every issue of the Pearson-Eastman Journal filed away in my cabin.”
“Welcome aboard, folks,” greets the captain, one Barnabas Silverio. “It’s a rare day when we have such famous passengers.” He points to a copy of the P-E J’s first issue, Teddy Roosevelt standing next to his favorite quarter horse, on the cover, as well as June’s arts issue featuring Pablo Picasso. “I have every issue filed away in my cabin.”
“Why do you think we volunteered to give you safe passage? Your magazine has shortened my every voyage, showing me what is going on, on land. So, when word was out that you wanted to get to Europe, we moved some of our trips back, including Henry Ford and his crazy idea about making us a peace ship. We have to take advantage of these open seas. We must keep the bullets coming or there won’t be a Europe to save, at least as we know it.”
“I guess we won’t be doing another Ford article anytime soon,” Harv surmises.
“Woodrow Wilson may be out as well,” comments Judith about the President, who has done everything he can to keep America out of the war. He must have something to do with allowing Henry Ford to try his hand at diplomacy.
“Don’t you worry now,” Silverio assures, with a hint of an Italian accent. “He didn’t make up his mind soon enough, plus we will have to repaint the Oscar, with the flags of the Allies and the Centrals no less. I might just put her in dry dock ‘til the war is over, wait to see if the Swedish flag still exists.”
“We look forward to safe passage, regardless and the chance to capture the essence of a world at war.” Harv shares his vision of untainted coverage.
“I believe you will.”