One afternoon, while Clayton was working upon an addition to their cabin
, for he contemplated building several more rooms, a number of their grotesque little friends came shrieking and scolding through the trees from the direction of the ridge.
The Italian Cecco hesitated for a moment and then swung into the cabin
I recall that one day I went into a schoolhouse--or rather into an abandoned log cabin
that was being used as a schoolhouse--and found five pupils who were studying a lesson from one book.
I have never been seasick in my life," he said, "and I only engage a cabin
for fear of wet weather.
But I called up all my resolution, set my teeth, and hobbled back and forth from galley to cabin
to galley without further mishap.
They laughed defiantly, and those inside the cabin
, the water up to their ankles, shouted back and forth with those on top.
While these few words were being exchanged among the elders, a private communication was in course of progress between the two young people under the cabin
I thanked him, and told him the captain should make his own terms with us, and asked him leave to go and tell my husband of it, who was not very well, and was not yet out of his cabin
Then she watched him as, with his cakes in his hand, he crossed her strip of cotton back of the cabin
, and disappeared into the wood.
There was nothing in the cabin
, nor had he any weapons; but upon a wall hung one of his old grass ropes.
By 7 o'clock in the evening, dinner was about over; an hour's promenade on the upper deck followed; then the gong sounded and a large majority of the party repaired to the after cabin
(upper), a handsome saloon fifty or sixty feet long, for prayers.
His manner toward her was surly, yet she never failed to meet him with a pleasant smile and a word of thanks when he brought her food to her, though more often than not she hurled the bulk of it through the tiny cabin
port the moment that the door closed behind him.