When this interlude was over, Captain
Mayhew began a dark story concerning Moby Dick; not, however, without frequent interruptions from Gabriel, whenever his name was mentioned, and the crazy sea that seemed leagued with him.
cried the captain
, shouting at her as if she was fast asleep.
Now I am minded to kill you," said the captain
in wrath, "because you have suffered this youth to escape me.
I told him I did not know his mate Bill, and this was for a person who stayed in our house whom we called the captain
They were astonished at the puzzling absence of the Captain
As for Captain
Speedy, he continued to howl and growl in his cabin; and Passepartout, whose duty it was to carry him his meals, courageous as he was, took the greatest precautions.
FOR the greater part of the month of November Captain
Bonneville remained in his temporary post on Salmon River.
On the very first night Captain
Thorn began his man- of-war discipline by ordering the lights in the cabin to be extinguished at eight o'clock.
Charles Hayter was the eldest of all the cousins, and a very amiable, pleasing young man, between whom and Henrietta there had been a considerable appearance of attachment previous to Captain
Nichols noticed Strickland for his size and his singular appearance among the crowd that waited for the doors to open; they waited listlessly, some walking to and fro, some leaning against the wall, and others seated on the curb with their feet in the gutter; and when they filed into the office he heard the monk who read his papers address him in English.
To Pierre's assurances that he was not a Frenchman, the captain
, evidently not understanding how anyone could decline so flattering an appellation, shrugged his shoulders and said that if Pierre absolutely insisted on passing for a Russian let it be so, but for all that he would be forever bound to Pierre by gratitude for saving his life.
He shook hands with the captain
whose gaunt face and care-worn eyes made no secret of the trouble, whatever it was.