Zachariah held up a candle and Charlotte was sure that he was real. Zachariah explained that his death was just a trick to fool Jaggery. Charlotte then told him that Mr.Hollybrass was murdered and that was why she was in the brig. As they talked about who could have murdered Mr. Hollybrass, Charlotte started thinking that Zachariah had killed him. Zachariah then pulled some rusty bars off and let Charlotte sit next to him. They continued to talk and found out that everyone of the crew members had a reason to kill Mr. Hollybrass. Zachariah started telling dark tales of the crew members and Charlotte thought some more. With each word he said Charlotte was more sure that he had killed Mr.Hollybrass. A noise interrupted her thinking. Someone was coming down. Charlotte got up, went back into her cell, and Zachariah put the rusty bars back in. Captain Jaggery came and unlocked the cell. Captain Jaggery said,” Miss Doyle, your trial commences. When they emerged on to the deck Charlotte saw that Jaggery had turned it into some kind of a courtroom. The crew sat in two rows, some sitting on the deck, the rest standing behind. Before them, a chair from Captain Jaggery’s cabin had been placed. Jaggery sat down in his chair and pounded on the deck rail with the end of his pistol. Which meant the start of the trial. He then took a bible and went from person to person so they had to promise to tell the truth. Jaggery accused Charlotte of the murder of Mr. Hollybrass. Charlotte pleaded innocent and said that she would not hide behind her father’s name. Captian Jaggery then started with the questions. He asked if anyone would defend Charlotte, but no one stepped up. Jaggery held up the dirk that was used to kill Mr.Hollybrass and asked Charlotte if she recognized it. She told him she did recognize it. He made her explain again to him where she got the dirk and this time Charlotte told the truth. Captain Jaggery then told the crew that she had lied to him before. He asked everyone if they had seen Charlotte with the dirk and they had. Jaggery asked if anyone on the crew had threatned her. Charlotte said that Captain Jaggery himself threatened her when he struck her across the face. He then explained that he hits all of his crew members and at the time she was part of the crew. He asked Charlotte what had happened to Zachariah and she explained what they all already knew. Not once did Charlotte mention that Zachariah was still alive. After many arguments and questions Captain Jaggery asked if anyone wanted to say anything on her behalf, but no one spoke. He declared a verdict. Jaggery accused Charlotte of killing Mr.Hollybrass. No one objected to the verdict. He then declared that Charlotte was to be hung in 24 hours. Jaggery hit the deck rail with his pistol. The trial was over. Captain Jaggery led Charlotte back to the brig, locked her up again, and left. Charlotte slumped down and started to cry. Before long Zachariah came and removed the rusty bars. She told Zachariah about the trial,the verdict, and the punishment. She then tried to make Zachariah admit to killing Mr.Hollybrass but he said that he didn’t do it. Zachariah told Charlotte that during the storm Captain Jaggery did see him before he went up to the mainmast. When he saw Zachariah, Captain Jaggery was arguing with Mr.Hollybrass. Charlotte and Zachariah started thinking and came to the conclusion that Captain Jaggery had killed Mr.Hollybrass and tried to turn Charlotte and Zachariah against each other. They started thinking of a plan to get Jaggery to admit that he had killed Mr.Hollybrass. They had decided since Charlotte knew where the key to Captain Jaggery’s musket safe was, she would get the key, get the muskets and turn against him, forcing him to tell the truth. They knew they would need a distraction to get Captain Jaggery out of his cabin, so Zachariah went to go get someone to help. He returned with Keetch and they told him the entire plan. Keetch went off to make a distraction. About five minutes later Charlotte went off to get the key. When Charlotte arrived in the cabin Captain Jaggery was sitting in his chair waiting for her. He then explained that Keetch had told him everything. Jaggery did admit to killing Mr.Hollybrass. He then gave Charlotte three choices she could put on her proper clothes and they would forget all about what happened, she could go back to the brig and be hung in the morning, or she could go on with her plan, but word would get out and she would be prosecuted. She ran out the door and onto the deck. Captain Jaggery followed and once on the deck, pointed his pistol at her. He accused Charlotte of trying to kill him while he was sleeping. Charlotte denied it and told the crew that he killed Mr.Hollybrass. They slowly edged their way down to the forecastle steps when the bow of the ship plunged. Captain Jaggery slipped off the ship and into the water never to be seen again. After the incident Charlotte was named captain of the ship. In the log Captain Jaggery and Mr.Hollybrass were said to have been swept away during the hurricane. A few days later they reached Providence. Charlotte put on her dress and bonnet and went to meet her family at the docks. On the way to their house, Charlotte told many lies to her family about the captain, her hair, and the voyage. Her Father had asked to see her journal and she gave it to him. She went to her room and waited to be called down. About two hours later Charlotte was called down. When she got to her father and her mother she saw hr journal in the fire. They had not believed in her and thought she had written a story in her journal. She was then grounded to her room. Over the next few days she asked the maid to bring newspapers. One of the days she found was she was looking for, a departure for Europe on the Seahawk. That night she dressed in her clothes she wore on the ship and headed for the docks. When there she boarded the ship and told Zachariah that she wanted to be on the crew again. By the morning the Seahawk set sail, and so did Charlotte.