For all that, the cattle lay quiet, and the monotony of circling the herd was often broken by Weary and Pink with little talks, as they turned and rode together. "Mr. Perkins, fate's a-crowding me close," said Weary gloomily, when an hour had gone by. "I feel as if what's that?" Voices raised in excited talk came faintly and fitfully on the wind.
'For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths for you the shore's a-crowding, For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning. It may be hypercriticism on my part, but bouquet strikes me as sadly infelicitous; and a large part of its infelicity is due to its having kept its French spelling and its French pronunciation.
Rise up and hear the bells; Rise up for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills; For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths for you the shores a-crowding; For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; O captain. Dear father. This arm I push beneath you; It is some dream that on the deck, You've fallen cold and dead.
The whole place, of course, right away broke into yells and cusses, and everybody come a-crowding into a heap some of the boys picking up Hart and carrying him, kicking feeble real natural, out into the kitchen; and some more grabbing a-hold of Shorty and taking away his gun.