A wire is attached so that it may be fired from the boat after the spongers come up.
You see, I had been a thorn to them for some time, for I had been taking the spongers' trade.
The firm has always been sore on Canby, because he's been takin' spongers' trade from them.
What was the good of bringing a lot of spongers into the neighbourhood?
We have fallen on times when nothing can equal the cynicism of spongers.
It vexed me often to see a fine, generous lad surrounded by spongers who rooked him at every turn; but what could one do?
Only the spongers were indifferent; but they had, of course, to look around for another liberal spendthrift.
Spongers return rammer and sponge to place, and assist in securing lashings and breeching.
I know it will be interesting to me, and a good preparation for the sight of the spongers' work.
Some few of the people living on the larger islands and spongers from Key West are the only persons who engage in that work there.