Besides, there was an equally good bunk all the way across the width of the steerage from the Chinaman's.
Half an hour later, returning, from setting the cabin aright, to the steerage for Kwaque to serve him with a bottle of beer, Daughtry observed that Ah Moy had moved his entire bunk belongings across the steerage to the third bunk on the starboard side.
Clean in galley, clean in steerage, clean in everything.
One of the hunters, a tall, loose-jointed chap named Henderson, was going aft at the time from the steerage (the name the hunters facetiously gave their midships sleeping quarters) to the cabin.
I had been swept against the galley and around the steerage companion-way from the weather side into the lee scuppers.
That night, when I had finished an endless amount of work, I was sent to sleep in the steerage, where I made up a spare bunk.
As I sat in my bunk examining it (the six hunters were all in the steerage, smoking and talking in loud voices), Henderson took a passing glance at it.
When he reappeared the papers were full of the murder; and the man who had committed it was on the wide Atlantic, a steerage
passenger from Liverpool to New York.
The ship having no steerage
way, I had sent the helmsman away to sit down or lie down somewhere in the shade.
During these first hurries I was stupid, lying still in my cabin, which was in the steerage
, and cannot describe my temper: I could ill resume the first penitence which I had so apparently trampled upon and hardened myself against: I thought the bitterness of death had been past, and that this would be nothing like the first; but when the master himself came by me, as I said just now, and said we should be all lost, I was dreadfully frighted.
The mate then spoke to me, and, not giving me time to thank the boatswain for his kindness, confirmed what the boatswain had said, and added that it was the captain's delight to show himself kind and charitable, especially to those that were under any misfortunes, and with that he showed me several cabins built up, some in the great cabin, and some partitioned off, out of the steerage, but opening into the great cabin on purpose for the accommodation of passengers, and gave me leave to choose where I would.
He had some other ordinary passengers, who quartered in the steerage, and as for our old fraternity, they were kept under the hatches while the ship lay there, and came very little on the deck.
The master gave us a long account of the distress of his ship; how the fire began in the steerage
by the negligence of the steersman, which, on his crying out for help, was, as everybody thought, entirely put out; but they soon found that some sparks of the first fire had got into some part of the ship so difficult to come at that they could not effectually quench it; and afterwards getting in between the timbers, and within the ceiling of the ship, it proceeded into the hold, and mastered all the skill and all the application they were able to exert.
He didn't climb up out of steerage
with all his potatoes in a single suitcase.
America is launched - the first Cunard intermediate liner built to carry a large number of steerage