We had all shaken hands cordially, and neither Herbert's eyes nor mine were quite dry, when I saw a four-oared galley shoot out from under the bank but a little way ahead of us, and row out into the same track.
Meantime the galley, which was very skilfully handled, had crossed us, let us come up with her, and fallen alongside.
I felt as if her shadow were absolutely upon us, when the galley hailed us.
The love is not the sort your worship is thinking of," said the galley slave; "mine was that I loved a washerwoman's basket of clean linen so well, and held it so close in my embrace, that if the arm of the law had not forced it from me, I should never have let it go of my own will to this moment; I was caught in the act, there was no occasion for torture, the case was settled, they treated me to a hundred lashes on the back, and three years of gurapas besides, and that was the end of it.
Gurapas are galleys," answered the galley slave, who was a young man of about four-and-twenty, and said he was a native of Piedrahita.
Yes, sir," answered the galley slave, "for there is nothing worse than singing under suffering.
As soon as they could furbish up their helmets and shields, therefore, and gird on their trusty swords, they came thronging to Iolchos, and clambered on board the new galley.
Orpheus thrummed away briskly, and the galley slid at once into the sea, dipping her prow so deeply that the figure-head drank the wave with its marvelous lips, and rising again as buoyant as a swan.
He did notice, however, that Kwaque was never permitted to enter the galley
Clutching the woodwork of the galley for support,--and I confess the grease with which it was scummed put my teeth on edge,--I reached across a hot cooking-range to the offending utensil, unhooked it, and wedged it securely into the coal-box.
He dived out of the galley door, or glided rather, with a swiftness and smoothness of gait that struck me as being not so much cat-like as oily.
A number of fishing-smacks and coasting boats, some retaining the fantastic fashion of ancient galleys
, were discernible on the Red Sea.
He now wished to be amongst them, in order to see some other face besides that of his jailer; he sighed for the galleys
, with the infamous costume, the chain, and the brand on the shoulder.
Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys
at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people there may be.
We have seen French and Spanish galleys
no further away than Southampton, but I doubt that it will be some time before the Scots find their way to these parts.