He was propped against a bollard and he was in his shore-going clothes.
One of the polemen jumped ashore, securing a line to a bollard.
“Call Mr Bollard, and we will see about it,” said Harry, springing to his feet.
“That will show that some one is not far off,” observed Mr Bollard.
“But he may be overboard before then, sir,” answered Bollard.
Bollard remarked that he was afraid all the other boats had gone down.
“He is a brave seaman, whoever he may be,” observed Bollard.
Some of you cut a hole here in the deck on the port side, just abreast of that bollard.
That was Derriman, who was standing by a bollard a little further up the quay.
Yeo was sitting on a bollard, rubbing tobacco between his palms.