It was all too weird.... To add to this, the chief engineer paid Lanyard no further heed at all, though they were alone at table, and having noisily consumed his coffee, rubbed his stubbled lips and chin with an egg-stained napkin, rose, and without word or glance rolled heavily up the companionway. The conduct of a careful man, accustomed to mind his eye. And indisputably correct.
"Why did you go?" "Why, my dear sir," said the professor, regarding him with sorrowful egg-stained countenance; "in the interests of science, of course. We would not have been attacked at all if Rastus had not tried to catch a penguin. What for, I cannot imagine." "Why, perfusser, you done say dey tas' lak chickin," ruefully cried the black man. "Did I?" exclaimed the man of science.
"The Beaufort Justice!" read his lordship, with due emphasis. 'Hurrah! exclaimed Jack, waving the dirty, egg-stained, mustardy copy of Bell's Life over his head. 'Hurrah! I told you so. 'But hark to Justice! exclaimed his lordship, resuming his reading. "I've always been a great admirer of the Beaufort Justice blood " 'No doubt, said Jack; 'it's the only blood you know.