Mr. Howell's Secret


I think the Mr. Howell set it up, and Ginger was in on it. Note that the Howell's brought seemingly all of their worldly possessions, not to mention millions in cash, onto a boat that was meant to be at sea for only 3 hours. Ginger, too, brought a massive wardrobe with her. Meanwhile, the other 4 only have the clothes on their back.

My suspicion is that Mr. Howell planned to hijack the ship. Mrs. Howell was in on it, but unaware that Thurston intended to kill her along with the other passengers, except for his secret mistress, Ginger. Mrs. Howell thought the two of them were going to run off together, but in fact Thurston and Ginger were going to abscond to some tropical country without an extradition policy.

Things went awry in the storm, and his plan never came to fruition, and he ended up shipwrecked with the lot of them.

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You forgot that the Professor also brought a veritable library of reference books with him.

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True, but I can forgive that. I, too, am guilty of bringing far more books with me on a short excursion than I can read. He's just got it worse than I do.

Or...

Was he in on it, too? Were he and Mrs. Howell scheming against Mr. Howell, both unaware that Mr. Howell had his own plan, or that Ginger was involved???

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I think the professor was in on it, too. Interesting thread. This whole concept would be a very good premise for a modern, dark & gritty version of Gilligan's Island.

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