But now a longboat
had been launched, and two seamen in white shirts and loose blue caps were rowing a young mate toward the pair of shadowy figures huddled against the smoky pyre at the shore.
No time for Godfearin' folk to be at sea in a longboat,
that I'll warrant.
Some fool had put the main of her provisions aboard the longboat;
that is what sticks to me, and won't let me sleep.