One of the girls' mother, Anna, came to the boat, and through the day there arrived too many boatloads of beautiful children to count. As always, once our visitors recover from the shock of seeing such an enormous cat, Halifax becomes the main attraction. A 200-pound man asked me if it was safe to come aboard. If there was even a hint of a thievery problem in Vanuatu, I think I would encourage the myth of the killer cat. Even without that, once I tell the tale about how she kept me safe from marauding polar bears in the Arctic, she becomes an instant legend. As we walk through the thatched villages, I often hear her name being whispered in our wake.