The crew is dressing up as the Enterprise prepares to put into port at Green City. Ten-year-old Chip boasts that he plans to meet a female named Geraldine when they arrive. Joshua tells Grey that the men are looking forward to celebrating their shore leave. However, when they come ashore, there's no one in town to greet them. The place appears deserted and Grey takes the men into town to look around. In the center of the street they find three graves and a sign saying to get out...Read the full recap
Grey: Now what's this here, now? Flowered cravats? A clean shirt? Striped trousers? Chip, uh, you wouldn't have a pretty little thing up in Green City, now would you, huh?
Chip: Well now that you mention it, Captain, maybe I have. Her name's Geraldine. I plan to bring her down river with me.
Grey: You what?
Grey: Geraldine. Him only ten years old.
Pickalong: Sir, Chip thought that Andy Jackson needed company. Geraldine's a dog.
Grey: Oh. A dog?!?
Carney: You know, long walks were never intended for rivermen. You know, me feet feel like the skin on a scalded dog.
Grey: Tell the doctor we need him. Bad.
Nora James: My father's dead. I'm the doctor here.
Grey: You're the doctor? A woman?
Nora James: That's right. I can tell you the story of my life if you want your friend to, uh, bleed to death.
Nora: And I remember something that Keats said. That, uh "Love is a hut with water and a crust, so as love only cinders, ashes, and dust."
Nora quotes from "Lamia," John Keats' 1820 poem of a Lamia transformed into a human woman, and doomed to a tragic love affair.
Grey: He said, "As unto the bow, the cord is. So unto man, is woman. Useless, each without the other."
Grey quotes from Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" (1855).