At sea, Boyd Duncan, himself a navigator, stood a mate's watch with Captain Dettmar, and both of them took a wheel or lookout occasionally.
At eight bells, all hands assembled at the wheel, and Boyd Duncan appeared with a black bottle and a mug.
That Boyd Duncan was liked by them was evidenced by the roars of laughter with which they greeted his slightest joking allusion.
Then it was, the danger past, and as the Kanakas began to coil the halyards back on the pins, that Boyd Duncan went below.
Despite his facetiousness, Boyd Duncan had little hope.
United States Consul Lingford was a fussy, elderly gentleman, and in the two years of his service at Attu-Attu had never encountered so unprecedented a case as that laid before him by Boyd Duncan.
That," Boyd Duncan replied, looking ruefully at his battered knuckles.
How, by any stretch of the imagination, can you make out that you are to blame for this Boyd girl's misfortune?
Whatever Claire might have thought of the original scheme, there was no doubt at all what she would think of his plan of seeking out Elizabeth Boyd with a view to dividing the legacy with her.