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He ain't responsible fer the names he's give me, nor fer his other statements nor fer jumpin' overboard, which I'm abaout ha'af convinced he did.
But Peter issued from the powder magazine with the shell in his hands, and calmly flung it overboard.
He catches at it, thinks he'll make sure of the contents of the pockets anyhow, in case he should be parted from it, bends right over the stern, and in one of these heavy squalls, or in the cross-swell of two steamers, or in not being quite prepared, or through all or most or some, gets a lurch, overbalances and goes head-foremost overboard. Now see!
It was only when Sir Joseph had reached his last sentence--intimating that the man overboard might turn out in course of time not to be a man of the pilot-boat's crew--it was only then that Turlington sat up in his chair, and showed signs of suddenly feeling a strong interest in the progress of the story.
"You don't mean to say that the captain of the ship threw the man overboard?"
The ship had been amply pro visioned for the passage, but, somehow or other, several barrels of meat were found spoiled on open ing, and had been thrown overboard soon after leaving home, as a sanitary measure.
The funnel had gone overboard in one of the heavy rolls; two of their three boats had disap peared, washed away in bad weather, and the davits swung to and fro, unsecured, with chafed rope's ends waggling to the roll.
Shoot them down!" cried Falk- "and I will jump overboard to regain the boat." But the captain, after taking aim with an irreso lute arm, turned suddenly away.
He was thrown overboard. The captain had locked himself in the chart-room, and Falk, knocking vainly for admittance, heard him recit ing over and over again the names of his wife and children, not as if calling upon them or commend ing them to God, but in a mechanical voice like an exercise of memory.
At once Falk threw overboard the captain's revolver.
According to him, the(https://www.cruisehive.com/tragic-symphony-of-the-seas-overboard-being-reported/33617) Australian passenger went overboard around 3:00 a.m.