"Well, sir," said the captain, "better speak plain, I believe, even at the risk of offence.
"I can't speak as to that, sir, not having seen her tried," said the captain. "She seems a clever craft; more I can't say."
At first the captain felt the peace and content of it stealing in upon him; then the consciousness of all that he had gone through and was going through smote him, and he was resentful.
McCoy passed the benediction of his gaze over the tall, heavy-shouldered man with the haggard, unshaven face who had joined the captain.
The captain was terribly amazed, and even confounded, at this, believing they would go on board the ship again and set sail, giving their comrades over for lost, and so he should still lose the ship, which he was in hopes we should have recovered; but he was quickly as much frightened the other way.
The captain made a very just proposal to me upon this consultation of theirs, viz.
"Captain Ramballe, of the 13th Light Regiment, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for the affair on the seventh of September," he introduced himself, a self-satisfied irrepressible smile puckering his lips under his mustache.
But as the captain had the wine they had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and applied himself to the bottle of Bordeaux.
The captain's reception of his wife was not characterized by an instant's unnecessary waste of time.
Wragge; she treated the captain with a courtesy and consideration entirely new in his experience of her -- but she was interested in nothing.
Captain Jim's visit to his old friend had revived many recollections and he was now in the full tide of reminiscences.
Ford is, Captain Jim?" asked Anne, seeing that Captain Jim's fountain of reminiscence had run out for the present.
Astor, too, had put them on their mettle with respect to the captain
, describing him as a gunpowder fellow who would command his ship in fine style, and, if there was any fighting to do, would "blow all out of the water."
Hitherto there had been but one opinion of Captain
Wentworth among the Musgroves and their dependencies.
; but we have unfortunately brought a troop of bipeds, whose vicinity troubles me."