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Afterwards , when I stood on the deck , they began laughing at old Rangsley , who held forth in a thunderous voice , punctuated by hiccoughs : “ They carried I aboord - a - cop — theer lugger and sinks I in the cold , co - old sea .
The second mate was lankily stalking the deck , his hands in his pockets . As he paused in his walk to spit into the sea beside me , Carlos said : “ And you , my Juan , what will you do in this Jamaica ?
... I saw the men in her rigging looking down on our decks . The only sounds that came out of her were the piping of boatswains ' calls and the tramping of feet . Imagining her to be going home , I felt a great desire to be on board .
Through the scuttle of the half - deck we heard a hubbub of voices , of people exchanging greetings , of Christian names called out joyously . A tumultuous shuffling of feet went on continuously over our heads .
The decks were covered with a jabbering turmoil of negroes with muscular arms and brawny shoulders . ... Macdonald laid about him with the handle of the umbrella a few inches from the deck ; but the passage that he made for himself ...
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review