1 The captain shrugged his shoulders.
2 "Not an Irish name," the captain snapped sharply.
3 The captain broke loose upon the dead man like a thunderclap.
4 There are seven boats aboard, the captain's dingey, and the six which the hunters will use.
5 The captain, or Wolf Larsen, as men called him, ceased pacing and gazed down at the dying man.
6 Further, there was the need of seeing the captain about what arrangements could be made for getting me ashore.
7 It was evident that they did not like the outlook of a voyage under such a captain and begun so inauspiciously.
8 Thomas Mugridge was beside himself, a blithering imbecile, so pleased was he at chumming thus with the captain.
9 Half the men forward are deep-water sailors, and their excuse is that they did not know anything about her or her captain.
10 It is an unprecedented thing, I take it, for a captain to be chummy with the cook; but this is certainly what Wolf Larsen is doing.
11 Without waiting for the boy's acceptance, the captain turned to the sailor who had just finished the gruesome task of sewing up the corpse.
12 The peculiar knowledge of the pilot and captain sufficed for many thousands of people who knew no more of the sea and navigation than I knew.
13 While Johansen was summoning the watch below, a couple of sailors, under the captain's direction, laid the canvas-swathed corpse upon a hatch-cover.
14 The captain had thrust his head and shoulders out of the pilot-house, and was staring intently into the fog as though by sheer force of will he could penetrate it.
15 Thus I was given to understand that he was the captain, the "Old Man," in the cook's vernacular, the individual whom I must interview and put to the trouble of somehow getting me ashore.
16 And there it was again, the division of labour, the special knowledge of the pilot and captain which permitted the stout gentleman to read my special knowledge on Poe while they carried him safely from Sausalito to San Francisco.
17 Johnson turned obediently to the door, at the same time, over the cook's shoulder, favouring me with an amazingly solemn and portentous wink as though to emphasize his interrupted remark and the need for me to be soft-spoken with the captain.
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