Twice Neville had taken the throttle and sent his oiler to clear the suctions.
In the engine-room the oiler could no longer move from the throttle.
Oiler did not answer him but yelled to Shawn, "Hold her steady and fast!"
Oiler turned to Shawn and said, "We'll not go back to-night."
This plan enabled the oiler and the correspondent to get respite together.
And so the oiler, who was at the oars, turned the boat straight for the shore.
It might have been an oiler or a repair-ship, or it might not have even been Navy.
You might's well hand me that oiler, too, off'n the sink shelf.
"Yes, sir: and I thought you had gone ashore with them," added the oiler.
Jack had to be content with the less euphonious title "Th' oiler."