Mr Monkey had a look into the Master's cabin, and couldn't help noticing that he had a 68 pounder gun where the Captain and the Commander had comfortable sofas. Then he went down to the lower deck and looked into the junior officer's cabins (smaller, unarmed versions of the Master's cabin), and into the ward room where the junior officers ate. Looking at the ceiling Mr Monkey spotted some ropes running through the beams; these connected the ship's wheels on the main deck to the rudder.
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