I hastily pushed the girl down the companionway
leading to the engine-room, and then I raised my pistol and fired my first shot at a boche.
Remained the steerage, just for'ard of the cabin, separated from it by a stout bulkhead and entered by a companionway
on the main deck.
Also, standing in the companionway
, head and shoulders out and glass in hand, I could fling the wine overboard.
As she crossed the deck she noticed that the ship was ready to sail, and even as she descended the companionway
she heard the rattle of the anchor chain about the capstan.
It was still early in the evening--two bells had just gone--when Duncan and his wife stood by the cabin companionway
, gazing to windward and canvassing the possibility of spreading their beds on deck.
So saying he strolled carelessly in the direction of the companionway
through which the captain had passed, and a moment later was knocking at his door.
Turjun, the panthan, crept close to the companionway
, his sinuous fingers closing tightly upon the hilt of his dagger.
For a moment he mauled the corpse, and then he spied Kai Shang darting down the companionway
toward his cabin.
'That'll do nicely,' I remember her saying; and with that she took the whisky bottles and hove them overside through the companionway
. 'That's the last, she said to the three soaks, 'till the Martha floats and you're back in Guvutu.
It 'uz pow'ful hot, deckhan's en roustabouts 'uz sprawled aroun' asleep on de fo'cas'l', de second mate, Jim Bangs, he sot dah on de bitts wid his head down, asleep--'ca'se dat's de way de second mate stan' de cap'n's watch!--en de ole watchman, Billy Hatch, he 'uz a-noddin' on de companionway
;--en I knowed 'em all; en, lan', but dey did look good!
He said that in his watch he had been sheltering behind the deckhouse, as there was a rain storm, when he saw a tall, thin man, who was not like any of the crew, come up the companionway
, and go along the deck forward and disappear.
Then the Centipede's brutal face appeared in the companionway
, and he descended into the cabin, followed by the Porpoise.