But worst of all is the nagging responsibility he feels for the two sailors who perished. The approach of night increased their apprehension. The wind howled and screamed in the rigging, the sea roared and swirled so that it was almost impossible to hear a human voice.
Together with wild boars and bulls these animals were most feared by the superstitious locals. Olaf Eilertsen was an experienced skipper from Larvik. Part of the crew demanded one of the lifeboats so they might row ashore.