His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The sea-wolf.
He shall be advanced by a sea-wolf, whom the woods of Africa shall accompany.
Below, the sea-wolf is described as having a head “of golden coloure.”
The gavista's wailing cry re-echoed along the rocks; the sea-wolf's howl was heard amid the darkness.
Guillim, however (p. 271), in quoting the arms of Fennor, would seem to assert the sea-wolf and sea-dog to be one and the same.
The first passage (v. 1599 (b)-1600) I translate literally: Then many agreed upon this (namely), that the sea-wolf had killed him.