The whole is lighted by a skylight, but it is fast closed; and from the roof there dangle, limp and drooping, two useless windsails
Among the great beams, bulks, and ringbolts of the ship, and the emigrant-berths, and chests, and bundles, and barrels, and heaps of miscellaneous baggage -'lighted up, here and there, by dangling lanterns; and elsewhere by the yellow daylight straying down a windsail
or a hatchway - were crowded groups of people, making new friendships, taking leave of one another, talking, laughing, crying, eating and drinking; some, already settled down into the possession of their few feet of space, with their little households arranged, and tiny children established on stools, or in dwarf elbow-chairs; others, despairing of a resting-place, and wandering disconsolately.
On a good day on the first leg of the journey, when much of the skiing was uphill, the two covered seven to 10 miles a day, Later, with huge billowy windsails
strapped to their bodies, they easily tripled that distance, one day even traveling an astounding 64.