Ellie was getting a soda at the snack bar and telling stories
to Phil, the guy working the bar. He was amused enough to tell
her, "You go on up to the wheelhouse and tell Captain Jack, you're
supposed to drive the boat."
So she did, and Captain Jack did indeed let her drive this old
misplaced river boat, around the point and up nearly to Hoover
Dam before he took back its grand wheel. When she was done,
the Captain told her, "Now you go down to the bar and tell Phil
that you're supposed to get a free smoothie."
So she did that, too. By the time I got down there to check on her,
Phil was placing a maraschino on a mountain of whipped cream atop the smoothie.
captain speaks around here, we jump!"