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you; but just then I noticed the officer of the deck come to the side and hoist his glass in my direction. Straight off I heard him sing out—

“Below there, ahoy! Shake her up, shake her up! Heave on a hundred million billion tons of brimstone!”

“Ay—ay, sir!”

“Pipe the stabboard watch! All hands on deck!”

“Ay—ay, sir!”

“Send two hundred thousand million men aloft to shake out royals and sky-scrapers!”

“Ay—ay, sir!”

“Hand the stuns’ls! Hang out every rag you’ve got! Clothe her from stem to rudder-post!”

“Ay—ay, sir!”

In about a second I begun to see

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