Fogg, bolder than his servant, did not hesitate to approach the pilot
, and tranquilly ask him if he knew when a steamer would leave Hong Kong for Yokohama.
At first Tarzan thought of fitting an arrow to his bow and slaying Usanga, but as quickly he abandoned the idea because he knew that the moment the pilot
was slain the machine, running wild, would dash the girl to death among the trees.
The peculiar knowledge of the pilot
and captain sufficed for many thousands of people who knew no more of the sea and navigation than I knew.
The tide's right, and we'll have you docked in two hours," the pilot
vouchsafed, with an effort at cheeriness.
This cabin was dark; but soon my eyes accustomed themselves to the obscurity, and I perceived the pilot
, a strong man, with his hands resting on the spokes of the wheel.
The first thing our old Portuguese pilot
did for us was to get us acquainted with three missionary Romish priests who were in the town, and who had been there some time converting the people to Christianity; but we thought they made but poor work of it, and made them but sorry Christians when they had done.
approached the side of the boat, and the two young men, one after the other, with equal vivacity, jumped into the boat.
However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot
, who was steering the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot
Rebecca," said Emma Jane, with the nearest approach to tragedy that her nature would permit, "I don't know as I shall be able to bear it, and if anything happens to me, I ask you solemnly to bury that number of The Pilot
And now how gladly would I come down from this mast-head and sit on the hatches there where you sit, and listen as you listen, while some one of you reads me that other and more awful lesson which Jonah teaches to me as a pilot
of the living God.
For forty days wind and weather were all in our favour, but the next night a terrific storm arose, which blew us hither and thither for ten days, till the pilot
confessed that he had quite lost his bearings.
A violent storm arose, and with the vessel in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot
which of the two ends of the ship would go down first.