This was a most necessary precaution, for the blacks were in a funk
, and a whale-boat left lying on the beach in the evening meant a loss of twenty blacks by morning.
Lop-Ear was plainly in a funk
, and yet his conduct in remaining by me, in spite of his fear, I take as a foreshadowing of the altruism and comradeship that have helped make man the mightiest of the animals.
The Chinese could see the funk
he was in as well as I could, and their insolence became insufferable.
He steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the prey of an abject funk
, and would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute.
So if you funk
, you just come along and hide, or else they'll catch you and toss you.
Do you know,' said this fellow Ewbank, who was one of the downright sort, 'if it wasn't you, I should say you were in a funk