At length his accurate and fastidious eye seemed satisfied, and, throwing out his left arm on the barrel
, he was slowly elevating the muzzle, when an exclamation from Uncas, who sat in the bow, once more caused him to suspend the shot.
Oftentimes, when we had occasion to break out in the hold, and I beheld the successive tiers of casks and barrels
, whose contents were all destined to be consumed in due course by the ship's company, my heart has sunk within me.
That day he dined with the marshal, at the same board on the barrels
This log-cabin had a loft, where we boys slept, and in the loft were stored in barrels
the books that had now begun to overflow the bookcase.
Oom Sam explained to the King that, owing to the sentiments of affection and admiration with which the white men regarded him, the three barrels
should be made into four, whereupon his Majesty bluntly pronounced the audience at an end and waddled off into his Imperial abode.
Early next morning, the morning watch of sailors, whose custom was to fetch the day's supply of water for the galley and cabin, discovered that the barrels
Morgan, who had stopped and was intently watching the agitated chaparral, said nothing, but had cocked both barrels
of his gun and was holding it in readiness to aim.
I knew there were three barrels
of powder in the ship, but knew not where our gunner had stowed them; but with much search I found them, two of them dry and good, the third had taken water.
Weller and the guard are endeavouring to insinuate into the fore-boot a huge cod-fish several sizes too large for it--which is snugly packed up, in a long brown basket, with a layer of straw over the top, and which has been left to the last, in order that he may repose in safety on the half-dozen barrels
of real native oysters, all the property of Mr.
They were buckshot cartridges, and, as Sergeant Wilson pointed out, the triggers were wired together so that, if you pulled on the hinder one, both barrels
Just a rubbish-pile of bat- tered corpses and a barrel
or two of busted hardware.
Double grog was going on the least excuse; there was duff on odd days, as, for instance, if the squire heard it was any man's birthday, and always a barrel
of apples standing broached in the waist for anyone to help himself that had a fancy.