An' I hopes, ol girl,' says he, 'that you'll be able t' boil the water 'ithout burnin' it.'
The captain had ordered Cooper to boil some pitch at the galley.
Let it simmer awhile, but take it up before it comes to a boil.
Let it boil a quarter of an hour longer, and then send it to table with the meat in it.
Boil it slowly a few minutes longer, and then put it into your tureen.