"He was surprisin'ly cheerful all that day, eatin' like a horse and givin' up his meal checks without a whimper. If things had been different from what they was I'd have felt like a mean sneak thief. BEIN' as they was, I counted up the hundred and ten I'd made that day without a pinch of conscience. "This was a Wednesday.
You said nothin' about our call down on the Spanish Main, the time you were left ashore, I hope, Jack?" "Not I, sir. I played him off surprisin'ly. He got nothin' to count upon out of me. Though I do owe the Molly Swash a grudge, I'm not goin' to betray her." "You owe the Molly Swash a grudge! Have I taken an enemy on board her, then?"