Their gun crew
was off its guard; but they sprang to their piece now and sent a futile shell above our heads.
Her officers were swarthy bullies, hating and hated by their crew
But it so happened, that those boats, without seeing Pip, suddenly spying whales close to them on one side, turned, and gave chase; and Stubb's boat was now so far away, and he and all his crew
so intent upon his fish, that Pip's ringed horizon began to expand around him miserably.
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.
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.