Sharp commands from the ship's officers hastened the work of the crew in making things snug, and life lines were strung along deck
for the safety of such of the passengers as might venture up when the blow began.
At every jump too, Hands appeared still more to sink into himself and settle down upon the deck
, his feet sliding ever the farther out, and the whole body canting towards the stern, so that his face became, little by little, hid from me; and at last I could see nothing beyond his ear and the frayed ringlet of one whisker.
This had received the brunt of our fire and seemed to be entirely unmanned, as not a moving figure was visible upon her decks
He could manage to find his way into his berth, light his lamp, get into his bed - ay, and get out of it when I called him at half-past five, the first man on deck
, lifting the cup of morning coffee to his lips with a steady hand, ready for duty as though he had virtuously slept ten solid hours - a better chief officer than many a man who had never tasted grog in his life.
M'Kay, who himself possessed some experience of Indian character, went to the captain, who was still pacing the deck
in moody humor, represented the danger to which his hasty act had exposed the vessel, and urged him to weigh anchor.
With a final effort he threw himself further back upon the deck
, at the same instant releasing his hold upon the rail to tear frantically with both hands at my fingers in an effort to drag them from his throat.
Thurid was the first to reach it, and with the agility of a monkey clambered swiftly to the boat's deck
, where a touch of the button controlling the buoyancy tanks sent the craft slowly upward, though not with the speed that marks the well-conditioned flier.
On several starlight nights we danced on the upper deck
, under the awnings, and made something of a ball-room display of brilliancy by hanging a number of ship's lanterns to the stanchions.
Scarce noticing the others upon the deck
of the Kalksus, Astok strode forward to accept Vas Kor's greeting, then he summoned the noble below.
Even now, he thought, these manlike devils might yet find a way to reach him even upon the deck
of the steamer unless there were those there to repel them with firearms.
Upon the occasions that the Vanator rolled completely over, these things would be wrapped around her until another revolution in the opposite direction, or the wind itself, carried them once again clear of the deck
to trail, whipping in the storm, beneath the hurtling ship.
The girl sat at my feet straining her eyes toward the deck
of the oncoming boat.