Hiram jumped! He looked to see who had spoken to him. No one was there. Hiram reach out to buy his ticket on the Indian Prince again.
"Better not!" the Voice said.
Hiram looked around again. No one was there! With a puzzled look on his face, once more Hiram started to pay for his ticket.
"Who is saying that?" he wondered. "Is God warning me not to sail on this ship?"
Hiram did not understand what was happening. But he trusted the mysterious Voice. It was one of the smartest things he ever did.