Our sail was now set, and, with the still rising wind, we rushed along; the boat going with such madness through the water, that the lee oars
could scarcely be worked rapidly enough to escape being torn from the row-locks.
Then Gabriel shrieked out to his comrades to give way with their oars
, and in that manner the mutinous boat rapidly shot away from the Pequod.
I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast of where I stood I heard a man say, "Stern oars
They shoved off, presently, Tom in command, Huck at the after oar
and Joe at the forward.
There were no waves, so I broke off the branch of a tree, and dragging it down to the waters edge, sat across it, while, using two sticks for oars
, I rowed myself towards the ship.
There she lay at night, but in the day-time she used to play about on the table; here the woman had put a bowl, surrounded by a ring of flowers, with their stalks in water, in the middle of which floated a great tulip pedal, and on this Thumbelina sat, and sailed from one side of the bowl to the other, rowing herself with two white horse-hairs for oars
We gave her chase, in hopes of being informed by the crew whether there were any Arabian vessels at the mouth of the strait; but the Moors, who all entertain dismal apprehensions of the Franks, plied their oars
and sail with the utmost diligence, and as soon as they reached land, quitted their boat, and scoured to the mountains.
The son of Barbarossa was so cruel, and treated his slaves so badly, that, when those who were at the oars
saw that the She-wolf galley was bearing down upon them and gaining upon them, they all at once dropped their oars
and seized their captain who stood on the stage at the end of the gangway shouting to them to row lustily; and passing him on from bench to bench, from the poop to the prow, they so bit him that before he had got much past the mast his soul had already got to hell; so great, as I said, was the cruelty with which he treated them, and the hatred with which they hated him.
muttered the mate, and then: "Man the oars
, boys, and we'll just pull over an' see what he wants.
I can hear men's voices calling, near and far, and the roll and creak of oars
in the rowlocks.
Then I told the rest to go on board at once, lest any of them should taste of the lotus and leave off wanting to get home, so they took their places and smote the grey sea with their oars
It was all a trial of strength; our natives pulled till their oars
bent again, and the crowd of swimmers shot through the water despite its roughness, with fearful rapidity.