We sat down at once, and as I helped the chief mate
, I said:
The third mate
was Flask, a native of Tisbury, in Martha's Vineyard.
I met my mates
in the morning, a broken, scattered band.
Schneider, the mate
, had been doing considerable grumbling, and had at last openly deserted the work and gone off into the jungle with Schmidt to hunt.
These were always males, and they were pressingly insistent on joining with One Eye and his mate
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.
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.