"Four bells, sir!" reported the messenger-boy, to the officer who had charge of the deck of the Storm King.
"Very good. Quartermaster, make it so."
The silvery tones of the little bell rang through the vessel, and immediately there began a great noise and hubbub on the berth-deck, which, but a moment before, had been so quiet and orderly. Songs, shouts of laughter, and noises of every description, that can be made only by a lot... more...