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  • He rolled over upon his back on the little after-deck, with a long sigh of dissatisfaction.

    To Repel Boarders

  • Plumped aboard into the narrow well between the benches, and there as briskly abandoned, Cadfael took a moment to lean back against the boards of the narrow after-deck and consider their situation.

    His Disposition

  • Turcaill stood on the after-deck for some moments, surveying the result of their labours, before he swung himself over the side and came surging through the shallows, driving blue of water and white of spray before him, and looking up, saw Heledd as blithely looking down from her high place, and flung back his lofty flaxen head to smile at her with a dazzle of white teeth, and wave a hand in salute.

    His Disposition

  • He was away now, with a valedictory clap on Cadfael's shoulder, steady of stride along the lunging keel, to swing himself up beside Heledd on the after-deck.

    His Disposition

  • For the nine of us who had just joined the ship, our comrades on board had brought all the way from Buenos Aires several fat pigs, that were now living in luxury in their pen on the after-deck; in addition to these, three fine sheep's carcasses hung in the workroom.

    The South Pole~ Northward

  • We had a coal-bunker on the port side of the after-deck, reaching up to the height of the bulwarks; probably these fellows had been practising boarding drill, and lost their balance.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • When they came up behind the vessel, and we might expect at any moment to see them break over the low after-deck, she just raised herself with an elegant movement, and the wave had to be content with slipping underneath.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • Her bows were deep in the water, but her after-deck still dry.

    Westward Ho!

  • ‘I dare say you found it nicer work smoking on the after-deck than lying here in the sun.’

    Prester John

  • The next second I had slipped back and stolen across the after-deck to a point just above them.

    Prester John


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