At times I have eaten in cabins
where they had only corn bread and "black-eye peas" cooked in plain water.
The ship began now to fill; several passengers came on board, who were embarked on no criminal account, and these had accommodations assigned them in the great cabin
, and other parts of the ship, whereas we, as convicts, were thrust down below, I know not where.
The bayou curved like a crescent around the point of land on which La Folle's cabin
Half-past six was no longer half-past six to these pilgrims from New England, the South, and the Mississippi Valley, it was "seven bells"; eight, twelve, and four o'clock were "eight bells"; the captain did not take the longitude at nine o'clock, but at "two bells." They spoke glibly of the "after cabin
," the "for'rard cabin
," "port and starboard" and the "fo'castle."
Thus they obtained air and proper ventilation without fear of lessening the safety of their cabin
But ere stepping into the cabin
doorway below, he pauses, ships a new face altogether, and, then, independent, hilarious little Flask enters King Ahab's presence, in the character of Abjectus, or the Slave.
"Fetch the cat, Jukes," said Hook; "it's in the cabin
"I am afraid, sir," he said, "that it is I who have just secured the last cabin
. If you care to share it with me, however, I shall be delighted.
Mugridge called an "'owlin' sou'-easter." At half-past five, under his directions, I set the table in the cabin
, with rough-weather trays in place, and then carried the tea and cooked food down from the galley.
Captain Ahab, said the reddening mate, moving further into the cabin
, with a daring so strangely respectful and cautious that it almost seemed not only every way seeking to avoid the slightest outward manifestation of itself, but within also seemed more than half distrustful of itself; A better man than I might well pass over in thee what he would quickly enough resent in a younger man; aye!
Some of the Chinese stood in the forward part of the cockpit, near the cabin
doors, and once, as I leaned over the cockpit rail to flatten down the jib-sheet a bit, I felt some one brush against my hip pocket.
He was still at work on the problem, when the young surgeon returned to his cabin
to put the finishing touches to his toilet.
In ways subtler than they knew, they betrayed their intentions to the wolf-dog that haunted the cabin-stoop, and that, though he never came inside the cabin
, knew what went on inside their brains.
Its prow had scarcely touched when the ape-man leaped to shore--his heart beat fast in joy and exultation as each long-familiar object came beneath his roving eyes--the cabin
, the beach, the little brook, the dense jungle, the black, impenetrable forest.
Quickly she hastened to the cabin
, which was half above and half below deck.