Then Jukes was directed in the same subdued voice to keep the forward 'tween-deck clear of cargo.
Wanchee look see, all same look see can do," said Jukes, who having no talent for foreign languages mangled the very pidgin-English cruelly.
With his mouth and hands he made exuberant motions of eating rice and washing clothes; and the Chinaman, who concealed his distrust of this pantomime under a collected demeanour tinged by a gentle and refined melancholy, glanced out of his almond eyes from Jukes to the hatch and back again.
Jukes, unable to generalize, unmarried, and unengaged, was in the habit of opening his heart after another fashion to an old chum and former shipmate, actually serving as second officer on board an Atlantic liner.
Jukes to his chum in the Western ocean trade, out of the fulness of his heart and the liveliness of his fancy.
If the world had been full of such men, life would have probably appeared to Jukes an unentertaining and unprofitable business.