I come now to the most painful episode that was connected with the cruise of our almost uniformly merry privateer, the queer fish.
But, of course, nothing of that kind was to be attempted upon such a merry and good-humored craft as the queer fish.
How could the queer fish even start to sea without something funny happening?
The sides and rigging of the queer fish were thronged with the crew, who gazed long upon the terrible but fascinating scene.
Two days after this, a great festival came off, and almost all the people of the queer fish were on shore to see the fun.
The time drew rapidly on for the celebration of this holiday on board the queer fish.
Of course, as soon as we got wind of it on board the queer fish, every man was wild to see the show.
If anything of that kind had been tried under the queer fish, the sufferer would most certainly have had a hard time of it.
A strange or weird person; odd fellow; wack, weirdo (1750+)