When Riderhood had run to his second windlass and turned it, and while he leaned against the lever of that gate to help it to swing open presently, he noticed, lying to rest under the green hedge by the towing-path astern of the Lock, a Bargeman.
The water rose and rose as the sluice poured in, dispersing the scum which had formed behind the lumbering gates, and sending the boat up, so that the sculler gradually rose like an apparition against the light from the bargeman's point of view.
If, in so doing, he took another glance at the bargeman, he did it by stealth.
Riderhood nodded, and the figure of the bargeman went its way along the soft turf by the side of the towing-path, keeping near the hedge and moving quickly.
The bargeman skulking on the opposite bank of the stream, went on after it.
The professor, in annoyance, and, as it were, mental suffering at the interruption, looked round at the strange inquirer, more like a bargeman
than a philosopher, and turned his eyes upon Sergey Ivanovitch, as though to ask: What's one to say to him?
"Reglarly up a tree, by jingo!" exclaimed the modest boy, who could not face the gentlest of her sex--not even Briggs--when she began to talk to him; whereas, put him at Iffley Lock, and he could out-slang the boldest bargeman.
Why, only last term, just before I was rusticated, that is, I mean just before I had the measles, ha, ha--there was me and Ringwood of Christchurch, Bob Ringwood, Lord Cinqbars' son, having our beer at the Bell at Blenheim, when the Banbury bargeman offered to fight either of us for a bowl of punch.
He informed me that his father was a bargeman
, and walked, in a black velvet head-dress, in the Lord Mayor's Show.
In 1896, she slipped up by dropping two bodies in the Thames at Reading, but did not weigh the boxes down enough, resulting in them being discovered by a bargeman
Haunted by a Victorian bargeman
, Gasworks Street, which links the town centre with the John Smith's Stadium, is home to The Gas Club whose drinkers have reported seeing a hunched figure known as Old Joe.
River Ouse Bargeman
: A Lifetime on the Yorkshire Ouse