Then, you are bringing four of your own people with you, and they tell me some of them are to be berthed forward.
The whole schooner had been overhauled; six berths had been made astern out of what had been the after-part of the main hold; and this set of cabins was only joined to the galley and forecastle by a sparred passage on the port side.
They made another berth through the fog, and that time the hair of Harvey's head stood up when he went out in Manuel's dory.
Disko showed him the meaning of the thumbed and pricked chart, which, he said, laid over any government publication whatsoever; led him, pencil in hand, from berth to berth over the whole string of banks - Le Have, Western, Banquereau, St.
The forecastle was a roomy place enough, set all about with berths
, in which the men of the watch below were seated smoking, or lying down asleep.
We selected a stateroom forward of the wheel, on the starboard side, "below decks." It bad two berths
in it, a dismal dead-light, a sink with a washbowl in it, and a long, sumptuously cushioned locker, which was to do service as a sofa--partly-- and partly as a hiding place for our things.
Aye, shipmates, Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship --a berth
in the cabin as I have taken it, and was fast asleep.
First we had supper, and then tramped up and down the deck together smoking till most midnight; then we went and set down in my stateroom and locked the doors and looked in the piece of paper to see if the di'monds was all right, then laid it on the lower berth
right in full sight; and there we set, and set, and by-and-by it got to be dreadful hard to keep awake.
In this manner I fancied I could distinguish the precise moment when he fairly disengaged the lid--also, that I could determine when he removed it altogether, and when he deposited it upon the lower berth
in his room; this latter point I knew, for example, by certain slight taps which the lid made in striking against the wooden edges of the berth
, as he endeavored to lay it down VERY gently--there being no room for it on the floor.
Strickland had no papers, but that was not a matter to disconcert Tough Bill when he saw a profit (he took the first month's wages of the sailor for whom he found a berth
), and he provided Strickland with those of an English stoker who had providentially died on his hands.
On one side of the principal room are the sleeping berths
and the fire-place.
They were berthed
in the forward part of the vessel.