The keelman was unprepared with an answer to this problem, but with characteristic flippancy he inquired, "Div ye knaw the conseekue of a keel losin' her tide?" The keelman's ignorance of all objects not to be seen on the river is really strange. Two worthies wanted to go on board a brig called the "Swan."
Each one of them takes credit for the victory, and the community of Sandgate becomes a large mutual admiration society. In politics the keelman's notions are crude.
The hoop was full of foam; and with swift intuition the keelman said, "We're saved; here's a grindstone swimming!" He followed up his discovery by jumping on to the grindstone with most unsatisfactory results. His error has led to much loss of temper among his tribe. In the matter of sport the keelman's ideas are narrowed to one point.