The Atlantic Ocean, November 4th, 1917. The sailors of a British ship loaded with weapons and ammunition, find themselves in a danger zone, in which the enemy is manoeuvring their submarines. Those, who are not on guard, are asleep in their cabins. The sailor called Scotty, who is just waking up, notices that Smith, who is a loner and a bit of a character, takes a black box out of his suitcase and places it under his mattress. When Smith leaves for the deck, the rest of the crew become so scared that they decide to place the strange object carefully into a bucket of water and tie Smith. They are afraid that Smith may be a German spy who is planning to blow the ship up. They really carry out their plans - tie Smith and even put a gag in his mouth. In the box, however, they only find a pack of letters in a waterproof wrap. The suspecting Driscoll starts reading the letters as they can contain a code. The letters are from Smith's wife Edith and contain intimate and private messages. The ashamed sailors free Smith.
Eugene O'Neill (V ponorkovém pásmu /In the Zone/ – divadelní hra)
V ponorkovém pásmu
In a Submarine Zone