They gotta be
‘Cos if they ain’t cranks … we is in a lotta trubble …
We can sweep it all back under the rug; and just like Fletcher said to that nice Mr Bligh before he was himself faced with facing the dilemma—
“All is well ‘tween decks, Sir!”
Now get thee to this guy and even if you dislike a lot of what he says … much of it is still grounds for thought.
(How long did he say that blasted fish had been extinct?)