And did he hear a ping just at that instant, feel the ship vibrate for a second?
When he had been there about ten minutes Ping Wang joined him.
Soon he saw that Ping Wang, if left to himself, would be drowned.
Ping Wang, shall we have any difficulty in obtaining food to-morrow?'
Ping Wang hurried away, and returned in a minute or two with the draughts.
Charlie and Ping Wang shook hands with the cook and left him.
One of them spoke sharply, and Ping Wang replied promptly and cheerfully.
With that he went on deck, and Charlie and Ping Wang followed him.
Ping Wang shook his head, and in a few minutes was again asleep.
Ping Wang made no reply but gazed at Charlie in astonishment.