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You see, sir," he went on, "if once we dropped to leeward of the landing-place, it's hard to say where we should get ashore, besides the chance of being boarded by the gigs; whereas, the way we go the current must slacken, and then we can dodge back along the shore.
This spell I lay upon you, that you slacken not your course until you come to my brother in the Underworld.
It might be thought that, in his anxiety, he would be constantly watching the changes of the wind, the disorderly raging of the billows--every chance, in short, which might force the Mongolia to slacken her speed, and thus interrupt his journey.
Tension never slackens, acting is generally above par for this kind of thing, and Wan - making his feature debut - stages and cuts the often-complicated action well.
Work sharing involves available work being distributed as evenly as possible among all workers, or else reducing overall work time, when production slackens to prevent layoffs.