You can just put the letter. Asking a question makes it feel really condenscending.
_ A _ S E / T H E /_ A _ E _ E _ _ S/_ R _ /_ _. /T H E _ R E /_ _ _ E /
_ _ T T _ E /W H E E _ S.
There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!