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No man spoke, but the steersman held up his hand, and all softly backed water, and kept the boat straight and true before it.
When morning watch came on deck could find no one except steersman.
The steersman is placed in a glazed box, that is raised about the hull of the Nautilus, and furnished with lenses.
Under pretence of being fatigued, Dantes asked to take the helm; the steersman, glad to be relieved, looked at the captain, and the latter by a sign indicated that he might abandon it to his new comrade.
When the time comes I will describe that wondrous moonlit night upon the great lake when a young ichthyosaurus--a strange creature, half seal, half fish, to look at, with bone-covered eyes on each side of his snout, and a third eye fixed upon the top of his head--was entangled in an Indian net, and nearly upset our canoe before we towed it ashore; the same night that a green water-snake shot out from the rushes and carried off in its coils the steersman of Challenger's canoe.
The deck was closely packed with donkeys and men; the two sailors had to climb over and under and through the wedged mass to work the sails, and the steersman had to crowd four or five donkeys out of the way when he wished to swing his tiller and put his helm hard-down.
But what startled Sheldon was the sight of a woman in the stern-sheets, between the stroke-oar and the steersman.
Borckman and the black steersman echoed his words, and, as the wheel spun down, the Arangi, with the swiftness of a witch, rounded into the wind and attained a momentary even keel to the flapping of her headsails and a shifting of headsheets.
He clutched the kanaka steersman with his other hand; and just at that moment the schooner flung down to starboard.
The steersman smiled, and pointed with his foot to where a short heavy cross-bow quarrel stuck quivering in the boards.
Or rather it is a harpoon hurled at the whale, unwinding, as it flies, a coil of cord in the boat, and, if the harpoon is not good, or not well thrown, it will go nigh to cut the steersman in twain or to sink the boat.
With that he gave an order to the steersman, and sent Riach to the foretop.
There's only two people on deck besides the steersman.
Nothing moved on the river but the eight paddles that rose flashing regularly, dipped together with a single splash; while the steersman swept right and left with a periodic and sudden flourish of his blade describing a glinting semicircle above his head.
Now, friend steersman, just give the boat a sheer towards yonder, low, sandy point, and a favour will be granted at a short asking.