"Yes, ma'am. I see."
"I'm right here, Mr. Rudleigh."
"I thought this was a permit deal."
"I'm looking for permit. I told you they were a long shot on this tide."
"Captain, I know about permit. I have seen permit in the Bahamas, Yucat�n, Costa Rica, and at the great Belize camps in British Honduras. I know they are a long shot."
Skelton said, "Maybe your terrific familiarity with places to fish will tell us where we ought to be right now."
"Captain, I wouldn't presume."
A skiff was running just off the reef, making sheets of bright water against the sun.
"Do you know what today's tides are?" Skelton asked.