A deck-hand tossed a cast-line to the steamer's deck, and Mayo promptly threw it back.
But that deck-hand did not lose sight of them, and when the cabin was empty he came in.
The next moment his bag went hurtling through the air, and he heard the deck-hand shout something in his ear.
The deck-hand wiped his brow, took in a long breath, and went to work.
"I will thank the pilot to call a deck-hand when he wants to be relieved," I replied.
The deck-hand cut the rope, and the body splashed into the water.
He had witnessed it as a deck-hand and as a saloon passenger; as a steerage passenger, and in the humble capacity of a stowaway.
He's run the river as deck-hand for goin' nigh on to three year.'
"Buck," called the mate to the deck-hand who was on duty forward.
They bribed a fireman or deck-hand or some one to keep 'em under cover.