The next thing is the frame—the gunwale, ribs, and cross-bars.
“The cross-bars of a ladder ought to be round,” said Phonny.
So saying, Stuyvesant took down the piece which he had intended for the cross-bars.
Stuyvesant was now ready to nail the cross-bars to the side pieces of the ladder.
It was composed of seventeen bars and fourteen cross-bars, and was circular.