Once, as he headed obliquely across the river, boathook in hand, a black invisible police-boat shot surprisingly across his bows.
The point of the boathook wavered, aimed first at the nonapus, then at the fishman.
A boathook hauled him back, protesting and fighting to get away.
Smartly he lowered his sail and fastened on the vessel with his boathook.
Don't go near the edge of the pier, unless there is somebody at hand to pull you out of the water with a boathook, if you fall in.
Porter had been standing close by, the boathook in his hands.
Ben said not a word, but picked up a boathook, in case it should be necessary to fend off the dory at some turn of the shore.
His intention was to use the boathook to bring the Japanese to terms.
A sailor with a boathook in his hand sprang into her bow and stood there motionless while the boat glided on.
The latter seized his boathook, and they were soon under weigh.