An' me on a wunter passage, blowin' a luvin' gale half the time, wuth hurricane force in atweenwhiles, an' hove to sux days, wuth engines stopped an' bunker coal runnun' short, an' me wuth a mate thot stupid he could no pass a shup's light ot night wi'out callun' me tull the brudge.
An' ut was ot Comox, takun' un bunker coal, I got the letter from the owners.
Twas at Portland, loadun' cargo un fresh watter an' goin' tull Comox tull load bunker coal un salt watter.
And the cities, bright with lights, were as shops on these long streets--shops where business was transacted, where bunkers were replenished, cargoes taken or shifted, and orders received from the owners in London town to go elsewhere and beyond, ever along the long sea- lanes, seeking new cargoes here, carrying new cargoes there, running freights wherever shillings and pence beckoned and underwriters did not forbid.
An' when I come un tull Auckland short o' coal, after lettun' her druft sux days wuth the fires out tull save the coal, an' wuth only twenty tons in my bunkers, I was thunkun' o' the lossin' o' time an' the expense, an' tull save the owners I took her un an' out wi'out pilotage.
He had no mind to get battered to pieces in that bunker.
Its howls and shrieks seemed to take on, in the emptiness of the bunker, something of the human character, of human rage and pain -- being not vast but infinitely poignant.
And he discovered in himself a desire for a light, too -if only to get drowned by -- and a nervous anxiety to get out of that bunker as quickly as possible.
Mind that manhole lid, sir," they lowered him into the bunker.
To him, too, in that bunker, the motion of the ship seemed novel and menacing, sapping his resolution as though he had never been afloat before.
See the great ball which they roll from Baltimore to Bunker
But the captain touched there only to replenish his coal bunkers
, and that was but a day's job.
He executed the maneuver, Saxon obeyed, and found herself sitting beside him on the opposite side of the boat, while the boat itself, on the other tack, was heading toward Long Wharf where the coal bunkers were.
They were now off the coal bunkers of Long Wharf, and the boy put the skiff about, heading toward San Francisco.
They'd burnt the round house, set fire to the coal bunkers
, and made a scandal of the repair shops.