If they had shirked it, the redoubtable "Bully" would have made attendance compulsory with a belaying pin.
I sent a belaying pin after him, and it hit him on the shoulder; but I doubt that it hurt him.
I handed it toward him, and he held up a belaying pin, asking me to thrust it on the point.
If a halyard got loose from its belaying pin that night it was not seen again.
“We must give it up,” observed Captain Wilson, holding on by the belaying pin.
And just then Trant got in the way of the belaying pin again, and this time he did not seem to want to get up.
He got no further, for raising his belaying pin, Vincent brought it down on the mutineer's head.
I've seen him knock a fellow down with a belaying pin, and couldn't lend a hand.
Then each provided himself with a belaying pin, and all three of the party stole to the deck.
When he found out what they had to tell he started for the forecastle, grabbing a belaying pin on his way.