Evening was near when P'tit Maitre, black with powder and crimson with blood, had staggered into the cabin
of Jacqueline's mother, his pursuers close at his heels.
You know the saloon is one of them patent houses you can take to pieces, and I've been reckoning you boys will have to pitch in and help me to take the whole shanty over to the laurel bushes, and put it up agin Kearney's cabin
It was towards midnight when this great general, followed by one brave officer, left the cabin
he occupied near the bridge, and studied the spectacle of that improvised camp placed between the bank of the river and Studzianka.
The American flag was displayed, four guns were fired, and the partners appeared in scarlet coats, and conducted their illustrious guests to the cabin
, where they were regaled with wine.
Penn led him into the cabin
and slid the door behind.
In the meantime, it was observed by all on board, that he avoided HER in the most pointed manner, and, for the most part, shut himself up alone in his state-room, where, in fact, he might have been said to live altogether, leaving his wife at full liberty to amuse herself as she thought best, in the public society of the main cabin
The handsome men; the barbaric splendour of the accoutrements; the polished skeel wood of the deck; the gloriously grained sorapus of the cabins
, inlaid with priceless jewels and precious metals in intricate and beautiful design; the burnished gold of hand rails; the shining metal of the guns.
The acting of charades was tried on several evenings by the young gentlemen and ladies, in the cabins
, and proved the most distinguished success of all the amusement experiments.
The earliest impressions I can now recall are of the plantation and the slave quarters--the latter being the part of the plantation where the slaves had their cabins
Then they proceeded directly to the first-class cabins
upon the promenade deck.
He had the keys of all the cabins
, and stumped in after them.
The mate then spoke to me, and, not giving me time to thank the boatswain for his kindness, confirmed what the boatswain had said, and added that it was the captain's delight to show himself kind and charitable, especially to those that were under any misfortunes, and with that he showed me several cabins
built up, some in the great cabin
, and some partitioned off, out of the steerage, but opening into the great cabin
on purpose for the accommodation of passengers, and gave me leave to choose where I would.
And all this seemed natural enough; especially as in the merchant service many captains never show themselves on deck for a considerable time after heaving up the anchor, but remain over the cabin
table, having a farewell merrymaking with their shore friends, before they quit the ship for good with the pilot.
At intervals we passed a wretched cabin
, with a thatched roof, and about it small fields and garden patches in an indifferent state of cultivation.
on the Grands Mulets was reached that day; the ascent was resumed early the next morning, September 6th.