If Akantha was right, then the man Jasper had to thank for his rescue was named Rufus. Further, Akantha must have heard good things about the man as she had told Jasper not to think of him like Christopher. Jasper breathed in another sigh of relief, but was still confused about the other name Akantha had inserted into the conversation.
Dead Eye? Jasper shook his head, realizing that the name sounded almost familiar but was nonetheless unknown to him. Perhaps his father, who knew more about pirates and pirate lore than the average person, would be able to tell him more. But the very way in which Akantha had mentioned the name made it sound as if it had more than just a little significance.