When Jon questioned him he indicated a stairwell against the rear wall.
At one end it merged into an incline that became a stairwell.
Then he began to run up the stairwell toward the good lifeboat.
At the door Bill poked his head in and shouted up the stairwell, "Hi—Tom?"
The Second came up out of the stairwell, turned and started toward them.
Gene scrambled up the ...