He saw his visions of wealth rapidly dissipating before the weapons of the sailors
An hour passed thus, during which daylight gradually disappeared, but during which also the sail in view gained so swiftly on the bark, that Goenne, one of the three sailors
, ventured to say aloud:
If the proposition had come from the poor, ignorant sailor
, she might possibly have not been so surprised; but that it should come from one who posed as a man of culture and refinement, from a gentleman, she could scarcely credit.
The two men who had pushed the strugglers with their feet were assailed with abuse by the sailors
, who had become reconciled.
My captain is dead; I have barely escaped; but I am a good sailor
Round the room people were sitting at table, here half a dozen sailors
uproariously drunk, there a group of soldiers; and in the middle, crowded together, couples were dancing.
The old sailor
then went off, and began speaking very earnestly to Mow-Mow and some other chiefs, while all the rest formed a circle round the taboo place, looking intently at Toby, and talking to each other without ceasing.
Translated, it was a warning to the Claytons to refrain from reporting the loss of the revolvers, or from repeating what the old sailor
had told them--to refrain on pain of death.
said Athos, in a low tone to D'Artagnan, after explaining to him in French what the sailor
had said in English.
A tall man, sir, with a big black beard, dressed like a sailor
Many of the sailors
affirmed that the monster could not pass there, "that he was too big for that
Would I take Scotty, the runaway sailor
, to visit the harpooner, on the opium- smuggler Idler?
who had approached to listen to the conversation vouchsafed the information that a moment before as he had been about to enter the "pub" he had seen two men leaving it who walked toward the wharf.
The taking of Departure, if not the last sight of the land, is, perhaps, the last professional recognition of the land on the part of a sailor
Now it occurred to me that perhaps the sailors
, too, might be afraid of Tiny.