It was Silver's voice, and before I had heard a dozen words, I would not have shown myself for all the world, but lay there, trembling and listening, in the extreme of fear and curiosity, for from these dozen words I understood that the lives of all the honest men aboard
depended upon me alone.
knew except the scientists, nor is it of any moment to us, other than that it led the ship to a certain island off the coast of Africa after Alexis Paulvitch had been taken aboard
There were already a couple of score of passengers aboard
, some of whom had expended their last money in securing a passage, but the captain lay off the Blackwater until five in the afternoon, picking up passengers until the seated decks were even dangerously crowded.
As we slowly advanced up the bay, numerous canoes pushed off from the surrounding shores, and we were soon in the midst of quite a flotilla of them, their savage occupants struggling to get aboard
of us, and jostling one another in their ineffectual attempts.
Ye c'u'd ha' floated the Manila, insurance and all, in fwhat they stowed aboard
This last had begun and ended in the same minute; in another we were at the starboard gangway, tumbling helter-skelter aboard
the lowered long-boat.
In the high sea that was running it was a difficult and dangerous task to attempt to put a prize crew aboard
her; and as no signs of life had been seen above deck, it was decided to stand by until the wind and sea abated; but just then a figure was seen clinging to the rail and feebly waving a mute signal of despair toward them.
When the prisoners were aboard
, Ja brought the felucca alongside our dugout.
There was no sign of those she sought nor of any other aboard
, and so she went about her search for her husband and the child she hoped against hope to find there without interruption.
Nearly everyone aboard
was sick; the air became foul and oppressive.
Like monkeys they scrambled aboard
, swarming below deck in search, thought von Horn, of pillage.
I put the Reindeer about on the other tack, ran up under the lee of a junk, shivered the mainsail into the wind and lost headway, and forged past the stern of the junk so slowly and so near that one of the patrolmen stepped lightly aboard
I have overmuch to do," Sir Nigel answered, "for we must be aboard
, horse and man, as early as we may.
I would go up to the Free Library, exchange my books, buy a quarter's worth of all sorts of candy that chewed and lasted, sneak aboard
the Razzle Dazzle, lock myself in the cabin, go to bed, and lie there long hours of bliss, reading and chewing candy.
But the Spanish ships which attempted to board the Revenge, as they were wounded and beaten off, so always others came in their places, she having never less than two might galleons by her sides and aboard