Aye, aye, I thought as much, soliloquized Stubb, when the boats diverged, as soon as I clapt eye on 'em, I thought so.
Instantly the three spread boats in the rear paused on their way.
Not a chip of the boat was harmed, nor a hair of any oarsman's head; but the mate for ever sank.
As he was studying it out, Starbuck took a long cutting-spade pole, and with his knife slightly split the end, to insert the letter there, and in that way, hand it to the boat, without its coming any closer to the ship.
Hunt was perceived by those in the other boats
, and they hastened to his assistance.
Nay, the time came when I took joy in the run of the masthead and in the clinging on by my legs at that precarious height while I swept the sea with glasses in search of the boats
I had looped it round slowly and cautiously, and tied it up in the middle, and folded it in two, and laid it down gently at the bottom of the boat
The rest of the boats
showed no, sign of uneasiness.
As soon as they got to the place where their other boat
lay, they ran their boat
into the beach and came all on shore, hauling the boat
up after them, which I was glad to see, for I was afraid they would rather have left the boat
at an anchor some distance from the shore, with some hands in her to guard her, and so we should not be able to seize the boat
Of course I had taken care that the boat
should be ready and everything in order.
Wyeth, as the reader may recollect, launched his bull boat
at the foot of the rapids of the Bighorn, and departed in advance of the parties of Campbell and Captain Bonneville.
The clatter they made tumbling into the boats
had an extraordinarily destructive effect upon the illusion of tragic dignity our self-esteem had thrown over the contests of mankind with the sea.
Allied to the bottom of the river rather than the surface, by reason of the slime and ooze with which it was covered, and its sodden state, this boat
and the two figures in it obviously were doing something that they often did, and were seeking what they often sought.
Light as the task would have been for a strong man to lower the small boat
to the ground, it took Daylight hours.
Get in, my dears," said the shaggy man; "I'm sure I can manage this boat
as well as any sailor.