We got him aboard just before eight bells of the second dog-watch, and it was eight bells of the middle watch afore he spoke.
He had written two letters in the middle watch, one to the Company and the other to me.
It is only to request that I may not keep the middle watch to-night.
The middle watch was mustered duly at midnight, and the former one retired.
Rayner had just come on deck to relieve Oliver, who had the middle watch.
One night we had the middle watch, and were together on the look-out forward.
We hope at about six bells in the middle watch on the first convenient night to pay a surprise visit to the Cavarale.
It came at length, towards the end of the middle watch, and as before, astern.
Single pieces of ice were seen during the middle watch, but after that there was none within sight.
All hands were roused up in the middle watch to reef topsails.