World: Rum for the Crew

A trail of phosphorescence bubbled whitely across the black sea off Guadalcanal. A New Zealand patrol boat, spotting the glow in the night, changed her course, ran down the telltale trail and dropped a pattern of depth bombs.

Below the surface a Japanese submarine faltered. The patrol boat circled, dropped more charges. Hurt this time, the Jap came up. With its deck guns it blazed away furiously at its attacker. The patrol boat fired back, turned on her searchlight. The little New Zealander was only 150 feet long; nevertheless she pointed her bow at the sub and charged forward.

Japs began spilling out...

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