Georges pilots a ship that lands on the Island of Mangareva, the largest island in the the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia. He ties his ship in the town of Rikitea. There he meets Fr. Michelle, the spiritual leader of the island’s 300 inhabitants.
Georges de Giorgio shares his story "Waiting for His Majesty’s Royal Reprimand". It’s 1947 and Georges is in Antarctica, 17 years old, George V’s ships to come and tell them they were not welcome in the Falklands. Admiral Bird, Georges' captain, forbade liquor on board, so Georges and his 20 year old female partner in crime commandeer a small wooden dingy and are offered Scotch by the British sailors. His Majesty’s ship Fitzroy.