Walter, in the other end of the boat, had not noticed the steersman before.
In the stern sat the Indian steersman, with a rifle ready to his hand.
The Crown Prince put down the bouquet, and proceeded to stand near the steersman.
Unfortunately, as he arrived at this conclusion a cry from the steersman roused him.
The steersman whirled his wheel swiftly in the apparent endeavor to avert a collision.
Cappen felt smaller than usual when he approached the steersman.
At seven o'clock, A.M. of that day, they were aroused from a lethargy by the cheering cry of the steersman, "there's a sail!"
The steersman climbed to the dock, to halt a pace in front of Gerda.
Apparently his words satisfied the natives, for they turned away, and walked towards the steersman.
By and by it came to pass that nearly every pilot on the river had a steersman.