29รบ100ทายอด200 "Bless the Lord that I am here at last!" exclaimed the skipper, as he looked furtively about him. 63 "Can you make anything of this affair yet, Mr. Passford?" asked Captain Battleton. Whatever had been said about the imprudence and even recklessness of the young lieutenant, he was really a prudent and even cautious officer. He realized that any movement on his part would draw the fire of the insolent intruder, and he saw that strategy was far preferable to open violence, since the latter was likely to end only in killing or disabling him. If he could visit his 264 stateroom and obtain his pair of navy revolvers, or even the smaller ones in one of the drawers of his desk, it would improve the chances in his favor. It was evident that he would not be permitted to do this, and he did not attempt it. "No, sir."