It were nigh fourteen years ago that I was boatswain aboard the Alert frigate, as taut a craft as ever sailed.
"He's hurt in the arm, sir, and he's gone below," said the boatswain.
This morning, after a somewhat protracted consultation with Walter and the boatswain, Curtis resolved to abandon the ship.
There was a regular hard horse of a boatswain's-mate with us, of the name of McNally.
The captain was indebted to his boatswain, who was now in fact acting as his mate, for the suggestion of the plan next adopted.
I dare not do it, boatswain; it's more than my life is worth.
I held the lamp close to the sounding-pipe, and the boatswain carefully dried the rod on his coat preparatory to dropping it.
You will join me in my cabin with the doctor, Wall, and the boatswain.
I ventured to ask the boatswain on what he grounded his hopes of fortune.
The boatswain caught a turtle, from which we had some capital soup.