angry, said it was folly, and to yield to such foolish ideas would demoralise the men, said he would engage to keep them out of trouble with the handspike.
And farmed it he had, for twenty years, shrewd, cool-headed, sober, industrious, and thrifty, rising from ship's boy and forecastle hand to mate
and master of sailing-ships and thence into steam, second officer, first, and master, from small command to larger, and at last to the bridge of the old Tryapsic--old, to be sure, but worth her fifty thousand pounds and still able to bear up in all seas, and weather her nine thousand tons of freight.
However, there are ships where, as an old grizzled mate
once told me, "nothing ever seems to go right
The noise of our fighting told the mate
what was happening, and he put food and water and a sail in the small dingy, which was so small that it was no more than twelve feet long.
My second mate
was a round-cheeked, silent young man, grave beyond his years, I thought; but as our eyes happened to meet I detected a slight quiver on his lips.
And since in this famous fishery, each mate
or headsman, like a Gothic Knight of old, is always accompanied by his boat-steerer or harpooneer, who in certain conjunctures provides him with a fresh lance, when the former one has been badly twisted, or elbowed in the assault; and moreover, as there generally subsists between the two, a close intimacy and friendliness; it is therefore but meet, that in this place we set down who the Pequod's harpooneers were, and to what headsman each of them belonged.
At his side raced his shaggy mate
, only a trifle smaller than he and no whit less savage.
Haven't seen the captain, to speak to, since yesterday afternoon when he rushed off to pick up a second mate
The second mate
, who upon this occasion commanded the ship, had been on board our ship, and he told me they had three passengers in the great cabin that were in a deplorable condition.
I am too spent with running to go back with you," and the mate
of the Kincaid threw himself upon the ground, panting as though he was almost done for.
Already he had made the generalization that of the two, the captain was the superior god, giving many orders that the mate
These were always males, and they were pressingly insistent on joining with One Eye and his mate