He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.
The purser had come to the bridge, and now approached Cornish.
The purser said that the dragon's name was Mrs. Scrivener-Yapling, with a hyphen.
I may say, however, that the purser was not as silent as the captain.
How can I help you but by speaking to the captain or purser?
The purser's room was well forward ...