“I knew a sailor once, got tangled in the rigging. We pulled him out, but it took him five minutes to cough. He said it was like going home.”

No one cares about the man in the box, the man who disappears.

“Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who drowned.”

Yes, he said it was like going home.

“I lied. He said it was agony.”