... aircraft carrier. The main deck is big enough to accommodate the Boston Marathon. Giant shields lined the railings. Fore and aft rose thirty-foot-tall figureheads shaped like snarling wolves. (Mine is with a golden skull, to look more expensive). A hundred feet down, braided iron cables moored the ship to a dock. The railng's surface is bumpy and prickly - enameled with copper and gold ridges like fish scales or pearl shavings.