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D'you understand what a captain's boy is? " he requested. eighty "No, sir. " "You quickly will," he stated, guffawing. At ten o'clock suggested the boy used to be taken up directly to the bridge through the diver of the port watch named Donavon. after they reached the captain's door, the boy trembled visibly. This made the guy smile and he acknowledged in a low voice: "Hell! He will not chew you. the place within the identify of Christ did you spring from in any case? you are like a bit woman, so aid me ... " He knocked boldly upon the cabin door. "Come in. " The boy had by no means heard this type of voice earlier than. It was once volcanic, it boomed, it thundered. It made him nearly in poor health to visualize the looks of its proprietor. either guy and boy entered the cabin. The captain- was once mendacity on his sofa. He seemed from one to the opposite of them. He used to be unshaven, he too appeared to have spent the previous few days imbibing robust drink. He unexpectedly spoke: "All correct guy. you'll pass. " The door closed. The boy stared on the captain. "Sit down," stated the captain, and the boy sat down. Already the fellow had sensed the phobia eating this boy and he endeavoured to allay this. "We will not kill you," he acknowledged slowly, after which drawled"not but. " The boy made as though to talk, however the obvious seriousness of the placement now dawning upon him, held him in payment. His mouth opened and closed beloved a gasping fish. The captain persevered to take his degree of the boy, betraying neither shock nor curiosity within the unusual arrival. In his thirty-four years of ploughing the seven seas he had skilled many such situations because the one now prior to him, although the stowaways, all boys, have been particularly person. every one had his personal unique explanation for stowing away. The captain used to be totally conscious of the conduct, the sentiments and eighty one hopes and wishes of boys of the age while university is rid of them and the outer global fullyyt adverse to their hopes. unexpectedly he sat up, and stated: ''Tell me, boy. How outdated are you? " "Fifteen, sir," spoke back Fearon. "Why did you do that factor? do not you recognize you have been endangering people, in addition to your self? Saddling busy males like myself with tasks. Now then, why did you disguise within the bunkers? Be honest. Out with it now! " He rose to his toes and instantly his significance elevated within the boy's brain, while his statt,1re looked as if it would bring up. He towered over the shivering lad. "Well, sir, it used to be like this, sir ... I ... " "Come on! Open your damned mouth. no one goes to homicide you. " Fearon was once at the verge of tears. a few braveness got here to him. Slowly and extremely truly he defined the full of the placement to the captain. His domestic existence, his paintings on the docks, his wish to be anything greater than a labourer, the perspective of his mom and dad, their poverty and lack of ability to do whatever for him. the guy listened attentively to his tale, and each at times. close his eyes, as if this very act helped him to soak up all what was once being stated, and to envision it minutely. ''You comprehend the penalty for stowing away on a liner, i guess? '' "No, sir. " The boy spoke fact. He didn't recognize. Nor used to be he familiar with the legislation, the transport company's equipment.