Here all hands crowded over the gangplank and into the stores.
Mr. Rover met the newcomers at the gangplank and made them welcome.
Just before the gangplank was drawn in, two persons hastily crossed it.
Soon they were all on board, the gangplank drawn in, and the ship started.
Well, when ye haul in the gangplank, so to speak, I'll be aboard!
The next thing they knew ...