But Mackay was all for pushing forward, and Captain Bax was no less eager.
The following morning it was delivered to Hasluck by Bax, the porter.
It was at this point that Bax continued to read the letter aloud.
Ah, sir,” continued the boy, “there never was a man like Bax!
He said this with a leer, and Bax laughed as he inspected Long Orrick more narrowly.
“Well, I have not much to do with going to the bottom,” said Bax, laughing.
Bax wandered slowly and without aim over the dark waste for some time.
Bax is no exaggerated specimen, got up, in these sensation days, for effect.
Scarcely had they learned this, when Bax shouted and waved his hand seaward.
Bax had shared it with them before he was appointed to the command of the “Nancy.”