The crowd, which had gathered to depart their favourite merchant and his curious helper, stepped aside as Mathias dashed passed them. The ship had already started sailing downwards.
“Look Sakul. That boy is trying to get to us” , said Lalbu as she sheepishly pointed at Mathias. Sakul did not even have time to react properly to what Lalbu had just said, for the ship suddenly rocked heavily.
“Bless my hat !! What did just happen ?!?!”
“The boy jumped and it seems he managed to grab a rope of ours. Should I help him get up ??”
“JUMPED ??!!” Sakul thought bewildered as he looked at the port side of his airship, only to see heavily breathing Mathias as he’s holding for his dear life onto the rope.
“C..can I come aboard ?? I need your help ! … Please !!”
Sakul blinked as though he had to think this over. Somehow he still had to process the fact that being just jumped the distance towards his ship. Lalbu loo