Well, sir," said the captain
, "better speak plain, I believe, even at the risk of offence.
At first the captain
felt the peace and content of it stealing in upon him; then the consciousness of all that he had gone through and was going through smote him, and he was resentful.
The other prisoners had better usage; two of them were kept pinioned, indeed, because the captain
was not able to trust them; but the other two were taken into my service, upon the captain
's recommendation, and upon their solemnly engaging to live and die with us; so with them and the three honest men we were seven men, well armed; and I made no doubt we should be able to deal well enough with the ten that were coming, considering that the captain
had said there were three or four honest men among them also.
But as the captain
had the wine they had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and applied himself to the bottle of Bordeaux.
Wragge's eye was a sharp one, and it instantly showed him something in the look and manner of his old pupil which denoted a serious change.
Oh, it doesn't seem right that I should be living to hear that," sighed Captain
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
Aronnax," replied Captain
Nemo, placing his fingers on the organ stops, "when all the natives of Papua are assembled on this shore, the Nautilus will have nothing to fear from their attacks.
He told me was determined to go, but found it would be impossible for him to be discharged time enough for going in the same ship, and which was more than all, he began to question whether they would give him leave to go in what ship he pleased, though he did voluntarily transport himself; but that they would see him put on board such a ship as they should direct, and that he would be charged upon the captain
as other convict prisoners were; so that he began to be in despair of seeing me till he came to Virginia, which made him almost desperate; seeing that, on the other hand, if I should not be there, if any accident of the sea or of mortality should take me away, he should be the most undone creature there in the world.
This band was likewise under the sway of a venerable chief named Yo-mus-ro-y-e-cut; a name which we shall be careful not to inflict oftener than is necessary upon the reader This ancient and hard-named chieftain welcomed Captain
Bonneville to his camp with the same hospitality and loving kindness that he had experienced from his predecessor.
He, looking over the side, saw, in his own words, 'the captain
come sailing round the corner of the nearest cargo-shed, in company with a girl.