From 1934 to 1942, he was a busboy, a dishwasher, a truck driver, and a longshoreman.
Meanwhile, with his other hand, the longshoreman thrust Cis down into her chair.
He stretched out a hand which would have done credit to a longshoreman.
This was the Sunday-morning longshoreman that was the pleasantest to look at.
"Guess you're not a longshoreman," he said, to begin the conversation.
But I'll bet a good box of Havana cigars that he was a longshoreman or a miner.
Mr. Perkins never came closer than this to a criticism of the longshoreman.
He had no white assistant, but every Fijian who could find room on the launch constituted himself a longshoreman.
But if he did not dispose of the flowers to some one, as the longshoreman had ordered, what then?
He understood that, with Cis away, the longshoreman needed him as he had never needed him before.