1 Stick a knife in him and let his spirit free.
2 Mugridge menaced with the knife he was sharpening for me.
3 There was only one galley knife that, as a knife, amounted to anything.
4 The cook borrowed a stone from Johansen and proceeded to sharpen the knife.
5 Every odd moment he could find he had the knife and stone out and was whetting away.
6 At the end of two hours Thomas Mugridge put away knife and stone and held out his hand.
7 The Kanaka leaped backward to his bunk, to return with a second leap, flourishing a long knife.
8 I know not why, but I was aware of a twinge or pang like the cut of a knife when he mentioned her.
9 So Omar, so I, so you, even you, for you rebelled against dying when Cooky sharpened a knife for you.
10 And for the first time since the stabbing the Cockney had appeared outside the galley without his knife.
11 The cook backed away, a fiendish expression on his face, the knife held before him in a position of defence.
12 At sight of a sharp knife and a cowardly Cockney the clinging of life to life overcomes all your fond foolishness.
13 "Cooky's sharpening his knife for Hump," was being whispered about among the sailors, and some of them twitted him about it.
14 There was more cursing, and a mocking laugh, and when all was quiet I stole outside and found a heavy knife imbedded over an inch in the solid wood.
15 And I remember that the sounds they made reminded me of the squealing of pigs under the knife of the butcher, and I was struck with horror at the vividness of the analogy.
16 Watching my chance, I stole five cans of the milk, and that night, when it was Louis's watch on deck, I traded them with him for a dirk as lean and cruel-looking as Thomas Mugridge's vegetable knife.
17 Leach laughed and hurled more of his Telegraph Hill Billingsgate, and before either he or I knew what had happened, his right arm had been ripped open from elbow to wrist by a quick slash of the knife.
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