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A field of meteorites are sweeping into the path of the Ertak, the author says. Captain Hanson was asleep when the danger was discovered. Hanson's second officer, Mr. Kincaide, had a cool head, and he would not have called me except in a tremendous emergency. "I have altered our course as much as I dared and am reducing speed at emergency rate, but this is the largest swarm I have ever seen," he says. Hanson: "I am afraid that we must pass through at least a section of it"