"There are honourable beings in the sea which have good souls also." Akaiji responded somberly, not taking his eyes off of the satchel. It didn't seem to occur to him that he was one of such beings.
"I am afraid that I do not have a plan. Not until we know an honouable being who can identify it."
He paused, clearly considering dire concequences.
The crabman paused again, looking at Meg quickly, but finding no answers.
"Destroying it is unlikely to be the answer. I am welcome to alternate suggestions, trusted upright monkeys. Perhaps a mountaintop?"