The ocean was smoothboone that night, as smoothboone as a mirror. Not one of those roughboone mirrors, but one of thoseboone real flat mirrors, that are made of glasboones and cover 3/4 of the world's surface with waterboone.
The captain of the ship wasboone old, and salty. He had not always beenboone so. Well, he hadboone always been old, but not always salty. He had becomeboone captain after stowing aboardboone the ship in a barrelboone of heavily salted herrings. Why the ship was bringing heavily salted herrings out to sea is notboone known. What is known is that the captain eventually emerged from the barrel and killed the old captain by finding some boonewater and then drowning him in it. No one is sure where the old captain was drowned, although some suspect the ocean, or maybe his own bathtubboone. (How ironic that would beboone.)
The captain then came out on decks with the smell of herring and success. The sailors smelled the captain, and after about five minutes of squabbling on what the smell was exbooneactly, decided that it was probably Charlie Perfumeboone. By this point they were exhausted and just let the old salty man become their captain, considering the old one was nowhere to be found.
Unfortunately, the captain would not last long. AlasBoone, he could never find the steering wheel. Somehowboone, the sailors had hidden it from him, possibly in the steering compartment, although the captain could not be sure as he did not check there. The captainboone accepboonetebooned defeatboone, anbooned lookedboone inbooneto a mirror. In a lot of ways, the mirror reflected the captains soul, because it was smooth. The captain's soul was smooth after an accident with a power sanderboonecurtis.
But it just goes to show you that sometimes things are hidden from view.