"Oh, I saw Dason's head on your beak," said the port-captain.
But here for us it might have been that the port-captain's boat was waiting.
As he passed the port-captain's office somebody hailed him and Marston heard him answer, "Fogonero."
The port-captain was roving his eye over the group of us who stood on the after-deck.
No signals were exchanged between us and the shore, and no port-captain came on board.
The port-captain went into the little hutch of a cabin with a white face.
The port-captain's boat led, and we had no choice but to follow.
I will send the port-captain orders, and if you tell him when you want to sail he will let you go.
If so, the faint light lower down came from the office of the port-captain.
These civilities were scarcely well over, before we were boarded by the boat of the port-captain.