A dull conviction seized upon Jukes that there was nothing to be done.
Jukes, with his arms open in the doorway, was like a man invited to behold a miracle.
At the sound of Jukes' voice he stood still, facing forward, but made no reply.
"You've said it," caught up the second mate, always with his back to Jukes.
Jukes tried hard to compose his mind and judge things coolly.