The barge did not anchor, because an anchor is not part of a canal-boat's furniture, but she was moored with ropes fore and aft and the ropes were made fast to the palings and to crowbars driven into the ground. "What you staring at?" growled the Bargee, crossly. "We weren't staring," said Bobbie; "we wouldn't be so rude." "Rude be blessed," said the man; "get along with you!"