The entire ship's crew
were undergoing a nervous excitement, of which I can give no idea: they could not eat, they could not sleep--twenty times a day, a misconception or an optical illusion of some sailor seated on the taffrail, would cause dreadful perspirations, and these emotions, twenty times repeated, kept us in a state of excitement so violent that a reaction was unavoidable.
I have said it twice: That alone should encourage the crew
That protection could only consist in his own predominating brain and heart and hand, backed by a heedful, closely calculating attention to every minute atmospheric influence which it was possible for his crew
to be subjected to.
We are fortunate," said the Gallant Crew
, "to have seen that in time.
From the engine room companionway came the engineer and stockers, and together we leaped after the balance of the crew
and into the hand-to-hand fight that was covering the wet deck with red blood.
The ship proved to be a good ship, the crew
were capable seamen, and the captain thoroughly understood his business.
The beasts, liberated from the confinement of the hold, wandered about the deck, not a little to the discomfiture of the crew
in whose minds there remained a still vivid picture of the savagery of the beasts in conflict with those who had gone to their deaths beneath the fangs and talons which even now seemed itching for the soft flesh of further prey.
What you're going for is to save life, not to drown your boat's crew
for nothing," he growled severely in my ear.
The following day Dantes presented Jacopo with an entirely new vessel, accompanying the gift by a donation of one hundred piastres, that he might provide himself with a suitable crew
and other requisites for his outfit, upon condition that he would go at once to Marseilles for the purpose of inquiring after an old man named Louis Dantes, residing in the Allees de Meillan, and also a young woman called Mercedes, an inhabitant of the Catalan village.
A fine ship was provided called the Tonquin, of two hundred and ninety tons burden, mounting ten guns, with a crew
of twenty men.
While the boat's crew
bent to the oars, he steered with the sweep between his arm and his side in order that he might hold Jerry with the other arm.
I used to indulge in lonely debauches, on nights when I knew my crew
was going to sleep ashore.