And when the count was finished, Danny's seconds gathered him up and carried him to his corner.
He walked to his corner unattended, where his seconds had not yet placed his stool.
The word "barometer" seemed to revive the second engineer's mad animosity.
He did not look at his chief officer, but said at once, "That's a very violent man, that second engineer.
It was his watch below, but he yearned for communion with his kind; and he remarked cheerily to the second mate: "Doesn't look so bad, after all -- does it?
The second mate was marching to and fro on the bridge, tripping down with small steps one moment, and the next climbing with difficulty the shifting slope of the deck.
This time the second mate made in his throat a noise of an unfriendly nature.
He had been shipped in a hurry in Shanghai, that trip when the second officer brought from home had delayed the ship three hours in port by contriving (in some manner Captain MacWhirr could never understand) to fall overboard into an empty coal-lighter lying alongside, and had to be sent ashore to the hospital with concussion of the brain and a broken limb or two.
You don't catch me," snapped the little second mate, with a mixture of pride, scorn, and cunning, as if Jukes' question had been a trap cleverly detected.
Jukes reflected rapidly that this second mate was a mean little beast, and in his heart he wished poor Jack Allen had never smashed himself up in the coal-lighter.
You've said it," caught up the second mate, always with his back to Jukes.
Silently and patiently did the doctor bear all this, and all the handings of negus, and watching for glasses, and darting for biscuits, and coquetting, that ensued; but, a few seconds after the stranger had disappeared to lead Mrs.
We may place our men, then, I think,' observed the officer, with as much indifference as if the principals were chess-men, and the seconds players.
The seconds retired, the gentleman on the camp-stool did the same, and the belligerents approached each other.
The two seconds adjusted the cases, and the whole party left the ground in a much more lively manner than they had proceeded to it.