Lost in Magadan by William Lee

I would like to read Lost in Magaden, An action-packed, science fiction techno thriller by William Lee which features sinister alien agendas, coverups, shadow governments, conspiracies theories, and alternate history. It begins when Earth is attacked by a race of alien known as The Large Greys and the soldiers soon find out they are little match for the Large Gray’s technology and anti-gravity fighters. Gradually The Large Grays settle on Earth stealthily entangling themselves in terrestrial politics and wielding their advanced knowledge as a weapon to manipulate worldly affairs and take over. A leader among them, Nox finds himself commanding a shadow government within the Soviet Union, where he focuses on establishing a New World Order, with him at the helm.

Meanwhile Nordic aliens, known as Vitahicians, have been working closely with the Top-Secret government agency known as Majestic Twelve for decades. They work in the shadows of underground bases and do not have any diplomatic relations with the Large Gray aliens. The Vitahicians are expecting a long-awaited Interstellar supply ship, the Impegi. The Impegi hails from Vitahic, a planet that is over 620 light years from Earth; it could be decades before there can be another shipment. Unfortunately the interstellar cargo ship “The Impegi” unexpectedly crashes in Far East Russia. Aboard the Impegi Commander Forte, and a few other survivors are tasked with preserving the valuable cargo until reinforcements can arrive. Deep within the cargo holds of the damaged Impegi, lies huge quantities of Element 115, which is necessary in the production process of advanced, 7th generation anti-gravity fighters.

Meanwhile Mike Evans, a Vitahician, has been stuck on Earth for over 70 years. He is tired of his mundane existence in underground military bases, and has taken a brief vacation to contemplate his future. At the beach, Mike meets a beautiful woman, and his fate is forever shifted.

Nox learns of the crash and desperately tries to discover the whereabouts of the crashed space ship knowing that this may be his opportunity to tip the scales of power in his favour. Meanwhile The Vitahicans dispatch Major Morgan “Snap” Slade and his squad of elite super soldiers to recover the valuable cargo. Major Slade’s team, Lightning Squad, believes they are equipped with the most technologically advanced battle armor and weapons on Earth. And it is up to Major Slade and Lightning Squad to secure the priceless cargo of Element-115 before either the Russians and Large Grays seize it for themselves or face losing control over earth’s skies for generations to come.

John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)

Best known as a member of rock groups John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Fleetwood Mac , the Brtish bass guitarist john McVie was born 26 November 1945. His surname, combined with that of Mick Fleetwood, was the inspiration for the band’s name. He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967, replacing temporary bassist Bob Brunning.In 1968, he married blues pianist and singer Christine Perfect, who became a member of Fleetwood Mac two years later. John’s first experience making music with a group of like minds was in the back room of a house in Lammas Park Road, Ealing with his long term friends John & Peter Barnes who later went on to form a group called “The Strangers” with friends Tony Wells and Ken Pollendine performing Shadows covers. At this time, although only possessing a Framus acoustic with top 2 strings removed John showed a determination and ability that would take him to success as a professional musician.John McVie’s first job as a bass player was in a band called the “Krewsaders”, formed by boys living in the same street as McVie in Ealing, West London. The “Krewsaders” played mainly at weddings and parties, covering songs from the The ShadowS

When john Mayall formed a Chicago style Blues Band called , John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers he. Initially wanted to recruit bass player Cliff Barton of the Cyril Davies All Stars for the rhythm section of his new band. Barton declined, however, but gave him John McVie’s phone number, urging Mayall to give the talented young bass player a chance in the Bluesbreakers. Mayall contacted McVie, and asked him to audition for his band. Soon thereafter, McVie got offered to play bass in the Bluesbreakers. McVie accepted while still holding down his daytime job for a further nine months before becoming a musician full-time Under Mayall’s tutelage, McVie, not having had any formal training in music, learned to play the blues mainly by listening to B. B. King and Willie Dixon records given to him by Mayall. ln 1966, a young Peter Green was asked to join Mayall’s Bluesbreakers as the band’s new lead guitar player, after Eric Clapton had left. After recording A Hard Road, drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced by Mick Fleetwood. Green, McVie, and Fleetwood quickly forged a strong personal relationship, and when John Mayall gave Green some free studio time for his birthday, Green asked McVie and Fleetwood to join him for a recording session. Produced by Mike Vernon, they recorded three tracks together, “Curly”, “Rubber Duck”, and an instrumental called “Fleetwood Mac”.

After having been replaced by Mick Taylor in the Bluesbreakers in 1966, Peter Green opted to form his own band, which he called “Fleetwood Mac” after his preferred rhythm section (Fleetwood and McVie). Mick Fleetwood immediately joined Green’s new band, having been dismissed earlier from the Bluesbreakers for drunkenness. However, McVie initially was reluctant to join Fleetwood Mac, not wanting to leave the security and well-paid job in the Bluesbreakers, forcing Green to temporarily hire a bassist named Bob Brunning. A few weeks later McVie changed his mind and joined Fleetwood Mac on bass in 1967. The band recorded its first album, the eponymous Fleetwood Mac which was released in February 1968, and established Fleetwood Mac as a major part in the English Blues movement.Fleetwood Mac started playing live gigs in blues clubs and pubs throughout England, and became a household name in the national blues circuit. In the next three years, the band scored a string of hits in the UK and also enjoyed success in continental Europe. While on tour, Fleetwood Mac would often share venues with fellow blues band Chicken Shack. It was on one such occasion that McVie met his future wife, the lead singer and piano player of Chicken Shack, Christine Perfect. Following a brief romance of only two weeks, McVie and Perfect got married with Peter Green as best man.

Christine (now McVie) quit Chicken Shack however McVie persuaded Christine to join him in Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac went through several different line-ups, sadly frequent touring as well as John McVie’s heavy drinking began to put some strain on his marriage to Christine. In 1974, the McVies, along with the other members of Fleetwood Mac, moved to Los Angeles, where they lived briefly with John Mayall. ln 1975, Fleetwood Mac recruited American singer-songwriter duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac recorded the incredibly successful album Rumours. However the success brought serious marital problems for the McVies, and in 1976 John and Christine McVie divorced and As a way of dealing with the turmoil Christine wrote seven songs on Rumours s including“Don’t Stop”.

In 1978 John McVie married Julie Ann Reubens, but still continued to drink heavily. In 1981, McVie agreed to go on the road with the Bluesbreakers again for the so-called “Reunion Tour” with John Mayall, Mick Taylor and Colin Allen. During 1982 the band toured America, Asia and Australia. (John McVie did not take part in the European Tour in 1983 and was replaced by Steve Thompson. An alcohol-induced seizure in 1987 finally prompted him to kick the habit, and he has been sober ever since. In 1989, McVie’s wife Julie Ann gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Molly McVie. In his spare time, McVie is a sailing enthusiast, and he nearly got lost at least once on a Pacific voyage. A naturally reclusive man, his involvement with Fleetwood Mac has been constant but notably low-key, despite the fact that the band takes the “Mac” part of its name from him. He received co-writer credits for “Station Man” and “The Chain” and He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work in Fleetwood Mac. Sadly in 2013, McVie was diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.

Anti Obesity Day

Anti-Obesity Day (AOD) is observed in various parts of the world on November 26, with several healthcare organizations and leading Media primarily in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries marking the day with activities to highlight how Obesity is a public health hazard.

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2, with the range 25–30 kg/m2 defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use lower values. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases and conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and depression.

Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. A few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications, or mental disorder. The view that obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is not generally supported. On average, obese people have a greater energy expenditure than their normal counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass.

Obesity is mostly preventable through a combination of social changes and personal choices. Changes to diet and exercising are the main treatments. Diet quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods, such as those high in fat and sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber. Medications may be used, along with a suitable diet, to reduce appetite or decrease fat absorption.If diet, exercise, and medication are not effective, a gastric balloon or surgery may be performed to reduce stomach volume or length of the intestines, leading to feeling full earlier or a reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food.

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children. In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese.Obesity is more common in women than men.Authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. Obesity is stigmatized in much of the modern world (particularly in the Western world), though it was seen as a symbol of wealth and fertility at other times in history and still is in some parts of the world. In 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease.

In 2001, the Indian Wellness brand VLCC, founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra, took the first step towards creating awareness about Obesity and its ill-effects through the creation of an anti-obesity initiative to address the global pandemic. With the active involvement of the medical fraternity and other key stakeholders in all the countries where it has a presence, VLCC started observing November 26 as Anti-Obesity Day, as part of an annual campaign conducted during November and December to promote the development of good lifestyle habits to stay healthy and fit.

VLCC’s anti-obesity campaign includes organizing health camps, mass counseling sessions, and talk-shows with health experts, besides extensive media interactions, and dissemination of special literature on obesity. VLCC’s Anti-Obesity Day™ initiative has received wide coverage in the Media with articles on this appearing on this in several key mainstream and specialized media in India and the GCC countries, which include publications such as The Times of India, The Hindu, Muscat Daily etc. In 2012, VLCC tied up with the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), to launch the nutrition availability imbalance awareness building initiative – the “Global Balance Program” – the public communication campaign which has been recognized as one of the best Corporate Social Responsibility awareness building campaigns in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Being Overweight or Obese poses the fifth leading risk for global deaths. A person whose Body Mass Index (BMI) – the individual’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters – is greater than or equal to 25 is Overweight. A person whose BMI is greater than or equal to 30 is considered Obese.

The WHO states that at least 2.8 million adults die every year on account of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of diabetes cases, 23% of ischaemic heart diseases and 7-41% of certain instances of cancer are attributable to overweight and obesity. The WHO points out that the incidence of obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980 and that 65% of the world’s population now lives in countries where more deaths are attributable to overweight and obesity than being underweight. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 and above were overweight. Of these, more than 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese. More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011.

Tina Turner

Singer, dancer, actress, and author Tina Turner a.k.a Anna Mae Bullock was born November 26, 1939. Her career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the American South, she is now a Swiss citizen.She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’sKings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”. Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she melded her faith with Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chant of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for helping her to endure during difficult times.

TINA TURNER LIVE 2009 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-YnN6-q2s

After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through performances, though she initially struggled to make an impact on the music charts as a solo artist. In the early 1980s, she launched a comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, the most successful single from the album, was later used as the title of a biographical film adapted from her autobiography.

In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including a role in the 1975 rock musical Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson blockbuster film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as well as a cameo role in the 1993 film Last Action Hero. One of the world’s most popular entertainers, she is sometimes referred to as “the queen of rock” or “The world’s raunchiest grandmother”. Turner has been termed the most successful female rock artist, winning eight Grammys and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. She has also been named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide. She is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on herTina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Casablanca

Widely hailed as an all-time classic, the 1942 American Romantic Drama film Casablanca had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally on January 23, 1943. It is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during the early days of World War II, it follows A Cynical exiled American expatriate and former Freedom Fighter named Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) who has opened up a popular nightspot in Casablanca in order to escape the horrors of World War II. Called “Rick’s Café Américain” it attracts a varied clientele: Vichy French, Italian, and German officials; refugees desperate to reach the still neutral United States; and those who prey on them. Although Rick professes to be neutral in all matters, He later reveals his involvement in the Ethiopian war with Italy and the Spanish Civil War.

Rick comes into possession of two”letters of transit” obtained by petty crook Ugarte after he murdered two German couriers. The papers allow the bearer to travel freely around German-controlled Europe and to neutral Portugal, and are thus almost priceless to the refugees stranded in Casablanca. Ugarte plans to sell them at the club later that night, but asks Rick to hold them for him for an hour or two. However he is arrested by the local police under the command of Vichy Captain Louis Renault, an unabashedly corrupt official and Ugarte dies in custody

Then Rick’s former lover, Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) walks into his establishment. Upon spotting Rick’s friend and house pianist, Sam, Ilsa implores him to play “As Time Goes By”. Rick is stunned to see Ilsa. She is accompanied by her husband, Victor Laszlo, a renowned fugitive Czech Resistance leader. They need the letters to escape to America, where he can continue his work. Meanwhile German Major Strasser has come to Casablanca to see that Laszlo does not succeed. Laszlo makes inquiries concerning the letters, to Ferrari, a major underworld figure but they are interrupted by Strasser leads a group of officers in singing “Die Wacht am Rhein”. Laszlo orders the house band to defiantly play “La Marseillaise”, patriotic fervor grips the crowd and everyone joins in, drowning out the Germans. In retaliation, Strasser has Renault close the club. That night, Ilsa confronts Rick in the deserted café. When he refuses to give her the letters, and confesses that she still loves him and explains that when they first met and fell in love in Paris in 1940, she thought her husband was dead but left Rick without explanation after learning that her husband Laszlo was in fact still alive and in hiding

Rick agrees to help, then Laszlo unexpectedly shows up, having narrowly escaped a police raid on a Resistance meeting, and tries to persuade Rick to spirit Ilsa away to safety. Unfortunately the police eventually catch up with Laszlo But Rick convinces Renault to release him by promising to set him up for a much more serious crime. However Renault is eventually persuaded into assisting their escape, which Strasser tries to prevent.

Pillars of the Earth

IMG_5156I decided to get the fantastic 2011 eight part television adaptation of Ken Follett’s novel The Pillars of the Earth as part of a Black Friday deal which was too good to miss. Adapted by Ridley Scott the series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Ian McShane for Best Actor and Hayley Atwell for Best Actress at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

It begins with The sinking of the White Ship which leaves the current king King Henry I of England without a clear heir. Upon Henry’s death Henry’s nephew Stephen of Blois and Henry’s daughter Maud fight for the throne and Ambitious nobles and churchmen take sides, hoping to gain advantages. Amidst this turmoil red-headed man is hanged in 1123 for theft, after being condemned by a priest, a knight, and a monk. His pregnant lover curses the men who condemned him, declaring that their children will be hanged, their enemies will prosper, and that they will live the rest of their lives with regret and sorrow.

A few years later In 1135 a mason named Tom Builder and his family find themselves destitute and starving. After his pregnant wife Agnes dies in childbirth, Tom abandons his newborn by his wife’s grave. Luckily Tom’s infant is rescued and taken monastery cell belonging to the Kingsbridge Priory. Tom decides to leave the infant to the monastery and finds work when he is hired by Bartholomew, Earl of Shiring, to repair the walls of the Earl’s castle. Philip, the leader of the cell, is visited by his brother Francis, a priest, who warns him of a plot by Earl of Shiring Bartholomew and the Earl of Gloucestershire against King Stephen. Philip tells Waleran Bigod, the ambitious archdeacon to the Bishop of Kingsbridge, of the plot, and travels to Kingsbridge Priory where the previous manager, Prior James, has died only a few days before. Waleran promises to make Philip the bishop’s nomination for prior, practically guaranteeing Philip’s election, in return for Philip’s support to later make Waleran bishop. Philip agrees as the priory has become financially and spiritually destitute under Prior James. However Walerian Bigod’s activities makes enemies particularly the sub-prior Remigius. Tom’s infant, now named Jonathan, is sent to live with Philip at the priory. Waleran goes to the Hamleighs, a noble family who have been enemies of the Earl of Shiring ever since the earl’s daughter, Aliena, rejected a marriage with William, the only son of the Hamleighs. Wanting revenge, the Hamleighs take Bartholomew’s castle and arrest the earl, forcing Tom and Ellen, now lovers, and their children into homelessness once again. They eventually settle in Kingsbridge, Tom hoping to get a job rebuilding the cathedral there. They also encounter Jonathan however only Tom and Ellen know that he is Tom’s son. To ensure that Tom will have work, Jack takes rather drastic action. Brother Remigius, who is opposed to Philip as prior, charges Ellen and Tom with fornication. So Waleran, who was cursed by the woman at the hanging, orders Ellen to live apart from Tom so Ellen returns to the forest with Jack.

Philip and Waleran try to convince King Stephen to give Bartholomew’s estates, including a huge limestone quarry, to the church, to pay for the new cathedral’s construction. Philip learns from the Hamleighs that Waleran intends to use the earldom for selfish goals. Meanwhile The Hamleighs want the Earldom themselves, so Philip secretly conspires with the Hamleighs concerning Kingsbridge Priory the quarry and the rest of Shiring. William attacks Aliena and her brother Richard at Shiring Castle, He mutilates the boy to coerce Aliena into not resisting as he and his man-at-arms gang rape her. Homeless and destitute, Aliena and Richard travel to Winchester to visit Bartholomew in Prison. The former earl demands they swear an oath to work to regain the earldom. Aliena becomes a wealthy wool merchant with the help of Philip, and the two siblings settle in Kingsbridge. The Hamleighs attempt to barricade the quarry against the priory then conspire with Waleran claiming that Kingsbridge lacks the resources and manpower to build a cathedral to get revenge on Philip. However Philip has a plan to foil Walerian and Bishop Henry of Blois ends up deciding not to move the Cathedral to Shiring.

When William’s father, Percy Hamleigh, passes away, William learns that the earldom will either go to him or Richard, now a knight, since they are both sons of an Earl of Shiring. So William leads an attack on the quarry to restore his fortunes and raise an army with which to impress King Stephen. Tom befriends Prior Philip and, when Ellen returns, he persuades Philip to allow them to marry. Alfred proposes to Aliena but she falls in love with Jack, now working as an apprentice mason. Alfred starts a fight with Jack when he claims that Jack’s father was hanged for thieving, and Jack ends up being expelled from the cathedral construction. but Philip contrives a new construction overseer position for Jack provided that he becomes a monk. Jack reluctantly agrees to this, in order to stay in Kingsbridge. William proves a hapless and merciless lord who mishandles the earldom financially he decides to attack Kingsbridge Killing many people including Tom Builder and destroying Aliena’s livelihood.

Having lost her fortune Aliena agrees to marry Alfred if he supports Richard. Jack, who has been confined for continued infringements discovers from Ellen that his father was framed for theft by three men. Freed by his mother, Jack tries to convince Aliena to leave Kingsbridge with him, Jack then attempts to persuade Alfred to call off the marriage. Ellen curses the wedding, seemingly leaving Alfred impotent, and he and Aliena never consummate their marriage. Jack leaves Kingsbridge to find out about his father. Following the death of Earl Percy Hamleigh, Stephen finally gives the earldom to William. The Roof of Kingsbridge cathedral tragically collapse during a service, killing many people. Aliena gives birth to a red-headed son, and Alfred abandons her, having realised that the child is Jack’s. So Aliena leaves with her son to find Jack,eventually finding him in Paris where he gains financial support to rebuild Kingsbridge Cathedral. Jack travels to Cherbourg where he is mistaken for the ghost of Jacques Cherbourg who had supposedly died in the sinking of the White Ship. Jack Returns to Kingsbridge, andconvinces Philip and the clergy to make him the cathedral’s new master-builder. Then Jack questions Ellen, concerning his father’s death. He finds out that the White Ship was sunk deliberately and that Percy Hamleigh, Waleran Bigod, and Prior James knew Jacques Cherbourg. Then William, convinces Waleran to let him attack Kingsbridge again. However Richard warns Jack of the impending attack.

Williams Poor leadership has a drastic effect on Kingsbridge so Alfred leaves Kingsbridge for Shiring, upon returning Alfred asks Jack for a Job. Meanwhile William’s mother dies, and Waleran persuades him to build a Cathedral in Shiring. They are later aided by Alfred, who brings all of the Kingsbridge workmen to Shiring in return for being in charge of the cathedral’s construction, after Philip is unable to keep paying them. Inspired by Aliena, Richard organises the starving peasants who have turned to crime into a militia, and goes to war with William, robbing him on multiple occasions. William learns of the location of Richard’s forces from Remigius, in return for making the monk the head of Shiring’s future chapter, and plans an overwhelming attack to kill all the rebels but this does not go according to plan. Eventually, Stephen agrees to have Henry succeed him. Philip learns that as part of their deal, all properties will revert to the owners who held them prior to Stephen’s reign, thus making Richard the official earl. Then William’s young wife, helps Aliena andRichard to capture the earldom’s castle before Henry and Stephen’s treaty can be made official and the King’s Peace restored. William returns to the village of Hamleigh, where Waleran proposes to make him Sheriff of Shiring. Richard refuses to grant the priory access to the quarry.

Aliena is nearly raped by Alfred, however Richard arrives and kills Alfred in the ensuing fight Seeing a chance to regain the earldom, William obtains a warrant to arrest Richard for murder on the king’s behalf. Instead Philip proposes that Richard, who is more suited to be a soldier than an earl, fight in the Crusades as penance for killing Alfred; William would be unable to arrest him, and Aliena could stay on her brother’s lands, therefore giving the earldom both a competent ruler and one willing to co-operate with the priory. Kingsbridge cathedral is eventually completed. However Waleran accuses Philip, of fornication and claiming that Jonathan, now a well liked and committed monk, is Philip’s illigitimate son. Jack and Jonathan are unaware he is Tom’s son. They discover that Jonathan was found near the monastery cell that Philip once ran. At Philip’s trial, Ellen’s testimony saves him from being convicted. Regardless, Waleran accuses Ellen of perjury so she threatens to reveal the truth about his involvement in the sinking of the white ship and the events surrounding Jacques Cherbourg and Waleran finds himself in an increasingly precarious position.