Not the least wonder of these twenty minutes, to my mind, is the behaviour of the two helmsmen.
I glanced at the mate, who had just released the wheel to the helmsmen.
Desmond took his post by the side of the captain, whence he could direct the helmsmen.
Desmond pointed out to the helmsmen the exact spot for which they were to steer.
The brace of helmsmen, doffing their caps, gave place to the king and his companion.
It was a dangerous manœuvre for any but helmsmen of utmost skill to have attempted.
Just at that instant she gave a lurch which sent one of the helmsmen flying.
All the crew would then go to their cabin, leaving the helmsmen alone on deck.
Don't fire until we have gone about, and then pick off the helmsmen, if you can.
Sometimes even the helmsmen grew afraid, but a word of encouragement sufficed to quiet them.