"Ahoy there, aboard the freighter," sounded a stern, determined voice.
In answer to the summons of the boatswain, "All hands, attend lecture, ahoy!"
The second mate then went forwards, shouting, “All hands, ahoy!”
“Shipmate, ahoy,” he exclaimed in a suppressed tone as he passed.
As Bigley was about to give the word to let go once more there came a loud “Ahoy!”