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The author interjects. He summarizes Mr. Okamoto's official report, which offers a few theories on the sinking of the Tsimtsum but says they're all more or less unverifiable. The cause goes unexplained.
In an aside, Mr. Okamoto commends Pi for his courage and endurance.
Mr. Okamoto also reports that no other story in the history of shipwrecks compares to Pi's.