That towboat tailed us just the same, but we had the satisfaction of fooling him.
The towboat and the railroad had done their work, and done it well and completely.
The towboat men held a council of war and decided to drown Scraggs out.
The Lexington and a towboat were alongside helping to pump her out.
The expense is less, as there is the hull of the towboat to buy when separate.
I wouldn't let the ship be held up by anybody, least of all a towboat man.
"I tell you, Matt, there isn't the slightest use hanging round for us," Murphy warned the towboat skipper.
"Ain't so sure about that, sir," stated the towboat man, loafing into an easier attitude.
"Your passenger is not going back with you, sir," he called down over the rail to the towboat captain.
The towboat man was not enough interested to listen to statements concerning the Conomo's condition.