Captain Lamy, the long-serving head of HMS Pencase, has decided to retire. He has led his gallant crew through many a long-fought degree battle, and saved the day with frequent emergency writing sorties.

But now the time had come to step down, nurse his persistently oozing nib injury and let another take his place. The crew assembled while the captain saluted them…

 Lamy Salute

The new captain’s ship drew alongside as the bo’sun piped him aboard.


The new captain saluted the receding form of Captain Lamy and life began again on HMS Pencase.