CRIME: End of the Romance

Aboard the Dutch freighter Utrecht, carrying sugar, general cargo and eleven passengers from Singapore to New York, perhaps no man was more envied by his fellow crewmen than Willem Marie Louis Van Rie, the ship's radio officer. He was a newcomer to the 62-man crew, son of the headmaster of a Roman Catholic school in Holland, married (18 months ago to the daughter of a leather manufacturer), a prospective father. Moreover, handsome Willem Van Rie had something that most sailors can only dream about as they toss in their lonely bunks on the heaving...

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