It occurred to the Russian that the ape represented a certain considerable money value, and before they reached the sailors
he had decided he should be the one to profit by it.
His Bretons surrounded him; Aramis yielded to their kind exertions, and the three sailors
, lifting him up, carried him to the canoe.
The slight noise had awakened Jane Porter at the same time, and as she saw the hideous tableau she gave a shrill cry of alarm, and at the same instant the sailor
lurched forward and fell upon Clayton.
When quite a child, I played about the boats, and I know how to handle an oar or a sail as well as the best Ponantais sailor
It was I," said a sailor
of a frank and manly appearance; "and it was time, for you were sinking.
blond Northmen from a Swedish barque, Japanese from a man-of-war, English sailors
, Spaniards, pleasant-looking fellows from a French cruiser, negroes off an American tramp.
Well must the old sailor
have known, too, that the natives would never consent to our leaving together, and he therefore wanted to get Toby off alone, for a purpose which he afterwards made plain.
It was mid-afternoon that brought the little old sailor
, who had been felled by the captain a few days before, to where Clayton and his wife stood by the ship's side watching the ever diminishing outlines of the great battleship.
Groslow, then, having given the sailor
on duty an order to be on the watch with more than usual vigilance, went down into the longboat and soon reached Greenwich.
At the upper end of the room, were a couple of boys, one of them very tall and the other very short, both dressed as sailors
--or at least as theatrical sailors
, with belts, buckles, pigtails, and pistols complete--fighting what is called in play-bills a terrific combat, with two of those short broad-swords with basket hilts which are commonly used at our minor theatres.
The only person present with a noticeably dark complexion was a tall man in a pilot coat, and a round hat, who looked like a sailor
The entire ship's crew were undergoing a nervous excitement, of which I can give no idea: they could not eat, they could not sleep--twenty times a day, a misconception or an optical illusion of some sailor
seated on the taffrail, would cause dreadful perspirations, and these emotions, twenty times repeated, kept us in a state of excitement so violent that a reaction was unavoidable.