His name is Robert Gerald Smith and his family isn’t as close to him as he would like them to be; they’re too far away for him to visit often.
He’s on board a big, big, big ship that is named "The Traveler." There’s a microphone that he’s talking into. But he can’t say too much because he’s separated from his family and he misses them. When he can use the microphone, that’s what he’ll say. He’s also getting some information through the wire that is coming up on to the ship.
Robert is having a hard time describing his family, because he hasn’t seen them in so long. But his mother’s name is Josephine and his father is Erold. He also has brothers and sisters. His family prays for him daily, because they want to be close to him.
He’s on this ship, because he was offered an opportunity to work and to play. He collects specimens like Darwin. He’s also the cook and he loves his job. He loves to cook, but it reminds him of his family. He makes breakfast once a day: coffee, toast, some orange juice. But his specialty is lasagna!
There are 150 or 200 people on the ship. When he’s at home, he has 4 other brothers that he cooks for, so gets good practice cooking for all the people on the ship.
There are sounds of the marine, like waves crashing on the beach. And he’s to his girlfriend or his wife back home. And there are seagulls whistling to their girlfriends, as well – quite a duet!
Next, the Admiral will ask Robert what he wants to do in the future. What Robert hopes is that the Admiral will tell him to get off the boat and to stay on land so he can go to the people and share with them what he has learned.