"Ahoy there, aboard the freighter," sounded a stern, determined voice.
In answer to the summons of the boatswain, "All hands, attend lecture, ahoy!"
The second mate then went forwards, shouting, “All hands, ahoy!”
“Shipmate, ahoy,” he exclaimed in a suppressed tone as he passed.
As Bigley was about to give the word to let go once more there came a loud “Ahoy!”
“Ahoy to you, and good morning, whoever you are,” cried the Cornishman.
I shall go down to the pier, and call out to my men, ‘Ahoy!’
He looked at me without answering, and just then there came from behind us a loud “Ahoy!”
Eben Megg had only just disappeared when the faint, monotonous cry of “Ahoy!”
They drew nearer, and they heard the distant "ahoy" more clearly.