herself, quite ready to sail so soon as they should have clambered aboard and swung the long boat to its davits
Then a stump-foremast lifted, ducked, and disappeared, to be followed on the next wave by a high stern with old-fashioned wooden snail's-horn davits
There's two good boats on the davits
amidships; the chief will take one, the second officer the other; and there ain't no reason why every blessed one of you shouldn't sleep in Ascension to-morrow night.
One of the lifeboats, frightfully overcrowded, swung at a dangerous angle from its davits
He was half hidden by a davit
, so that two men who approached along the deck did not see him, and as they passed Tarzan caught enough of their conversation to cause him to fall in behind them, to follow and learn what deviltry they were up to.
tackle carried away, and they are rigging the falls," he explained, a minute or so later, and then went under to head off another attack.
It was an organized move on the part of the sailors, evidently countenanced by the captain; for by the time we arrived where the gangway had been, it was being hoisted up, and the skiff, slung in the ship's davits
, was likewise flying aloft out of reach.
There was that matter of the deck-calking, the bronze rudder-irons, the overhauling of the engine, the new spinnaker boom, the new davits
, and the repairs to the whale-boat.
The men were hauling the boat up to the davits
, the yacht was already heading off from the land, when Turlington startled everybody by one peremptory word--"Stop
The funnel had gone overboard in one of the heavy rolls; two of their three boats had disap peared, washed away in bad weather, and the davits
swung to and fro, unsecured, with chafed rope's ends waggling to the roll.
It was only later, when upon the white flash of another high sea hurling itself amidships, Jukes had a vision of two pairs of davits
leaping black and empty out of the solid blackness, with one overhauled fall flying and an iron-bound block capering in the air, that he became aware of what had happened within about three yards of his back.
We had also another, a fourteen-foot thing, on davits
aft, where it was quite safe.