My father came in as usual with Ben the whaler, and I read the letter.
There was also an Englishman who worked his passage, having been the cooper of a whaler that was wrecked.
Going south in 1873 they were picked up by the whaler Ravenscraig near Cape York.
Well, if the Forward were only a whaler, I believe we should have some sport.
I assure you, our being found by the whaler was the merest chance in the world.
If I were in your place I would try and get away in an American whaler.
I remember meeting a man who had belonged to the American whaler Essex.
This information he gave to every whaler and other vessel the Southern Cross fell in with.
Sometimes a whaler, sometimes a cod fisher, sometimes a slaver.
“She appears to be a whaler, and pretty full,” observed Harry.