Captain Doane shouted to one of the sailors who had just emerged from the forecastle scuttle, sea- bag in hand, and over whom the fore-topmast was swaying giddily.
Half into the scuttle, he paused to add with a sneer for Nishikanta's benefit, "And for my one chronometer.
I want to beach her, or scuttle
her, and save the hull.
Duncan pulled shut the cover of the companion scuttle
, and held on, waiting, the first drops of rain pelting his face, while the Samoset leaped violently ahead, at the same time heeling first to starboard then to port as the gusty pressures caught her winged-out sails.
The nuts which held the bolts to the outer plates of the right-hand scuttle gave way under the pressure of the English wrench.
As Barbicane was about leaving the window to open the opposite scuttle, his attention was attracted by the approach of a brilliant object.
Her sails were furled; the slide of her scuttle
hatch was closed and padlocked.
Softly, now," Wolf Larsen warned me in a whisper, as he doubled his body into the forecastle scuttle and prepared to descend.
I heard Latimer shout down the scuttle, too cautious to descend into the inferno of passion he could hear raging beneath him in the darkness.
For Latimer, having finally gone for a lantern, held it so that its light shone down the scuttle.
Leach was the last to go, falling sheer back from the top of the scuttle and striking on head and shoulders upon his sprawling mates beneath.
The day being calm and the wind fair, the scuttle was open, and not only the good daylight, but from time to time
All this time, you should know, the Covenant was meeting continual head-winds and tumbling up and down against head-seas, so that the scuttle was almost constantly shut, and the forecastle lighted only by a swinging lantern on a beam.
He would vanish heels overhead into open hatchways, into scuttles
, behind up-ended casks, according to the place where he happened to come into contact with his uncle's mighty arm.
then were protected against the shock of departure by plates let into solid grooves, which could easily be opened outward by unscrewing them from the inside.