"Aye, Whitecap Bay! Every worthless seaman fears the name, and rightly so, though few know why or dare to ask."
"Be the stories true?"
"Say what robs you of your staunch heart, Gibbs, or forever leave it to the whiter fields of fancy."
"Aye. Mermaids. Sea ghouls, devil fish, dreadful in hunger for flesh of man. Mermaid waters, that be our path. Cling to your soul, Gibbs, as mermaids be given to take the rest, to the bone."