Sharp commands from the ship's officers hastened the work of the crew in making things snug, and life lines were strung along deck
for the safety of such of the passengers as might venture up when the blow began.
Tom was standing just under her on the lower deck
, as she fell.
A few of them then boarded her and were busily engaged in what appeared, from my distant position, as the emptying of the contents of various carboys upon the dead bodies of the sailors and over the decks
and works of the vessel.
Keeping his footing on the heaving deck
by clutching the bulwarks, my brother looked past this charging leviathan at the Martians again, and he saw the three of them now close together, and standing so far out to sea that their tripod supports were almost entirely submerged.
M'Kay, but spread his wares upon the deck
, making a tempting display of blankets, cloths, knives, beads, and fish-hooks, expecting a prompt and profitable sale.
Scarce noticing the others upon the deck
of the Kalksus, Astok strode forward to accept Vas Kor's greeting, then he summoned the noble below.
Even now, he thought, these manlike devils might yet find a way to reach him even upon the deck
of the steamer unless there were those there to repel them with firearms.
As Alleyne stooped to raise him, the air seemed to be alive with the sharp zip-zip of the bolts, and he could hear them pattering on the deck
like apples at a tree-shaking.
The round-house, for which I was bound, and where I was now to sleep and serve, stood some six feet above the decks
, and considering the size of the brig, was of good dimensions.
The only spot of light in the ship at night was that of the compass-lamps, lighting up the faces of the succeeding helmsmen; for the rest we were lost in the darkness, I walking the poop and the men lying about the decks
That done, if it belong to a small whale it is hoisted on deck
to be deliberately disposed of.
And there were also disturbing sounds by this time--voices, footsteps for- ward; the steward flitted along the main-deck
, a busily ministering spirit; a hand bell tinkled urgently under the poop deck
Then a grim smile curled the handsome lips above me, as an ebony hand came slowly in sight from above the edge of the deck
and the cold, hollow eye of a revolver sought the centre of my forehead.
As I crept toward them cautiously that I might come as near as possible before being discovered, I saw that finally the men appeared to have reached some sort of a compromise, for with Phaidor's assistance they both set about dragging the resisting Dejah Thoris to the flier's deck
A large hop-scotch diagram is marked out on the deck
with chalk, and each compartment numbered.