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  • "After we have seen Mana'lio" (the chief) "we shall consider what we shall do," said the boatsteerer to Frewen.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Englishman, and I consider myself as good a boatsteerer and as good a man as any one on board.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Cheyne, Frewen's boatsteerer, who was a splendidly built, handsome young fellow of twenty-four years of age, received a rather severe injury to his right foot whilst a heavy baulk of timber was being "fleeted" along the deck.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Neither of the other boats had even come within striking distance of a fish, and consequently Keller was in a vile temper when they returned, and the moment he caught sight of the half-caste boatsteerer he assailed him with a volley of abuse.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • They pulled up alongside, and the mate's boatsteerer stepped out on to the body of Leviathan and pulled out the whift pole, which was firmly embedded in the blubber.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • "Where is Mr. Frewen, sir?" inquired the boatsteerer anxiously.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • When I was a boatsteerer some years ago on a New Bedford whaler -- the

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • Frewen, the missing officer, was as good a whaleman as ever drove an iron or gripped the haft of a steer-oar, and his half-caste boatsteerer Randall Cheyne was the best on the ship.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • The officer made no reply; and could the young boatsteerer have seen the dark, forbidding scowl upon his face, he would never have addressed him at such an unpropitious moment.

    Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories 1898

  • "I'll teach you that a man doing nothing doesn't suit me when I'm in charge of the deck of this ship!" and he struck the boatsteerer a terrific blow in the mouth, which knocked him off the poop on to the main deck.

    Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories 1898

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