On reaching the deck, the lieutenant came up to the captain with poor Popplethorne's cap, turning it over as he presented it to him to draw his attention to it. It was torn and bloody on one side. "The topman was right, sir, you see," he said to Captain Farmer. "He must have struck some part of the ship heavily when he fell from aloft before going overboard." "Yes," replied the captain. "I see."