The thought of Captain Simms' alarm, too, when he found both boys missing, gave him a good deal of worry.
He called out to Simms, "Don't mind me," meaning that Simms should keep on firing.
The mate explained to him the disposition Captain Simms wished made of the boys.
Coy was shot in the leg, possibly by Simms, but did not drop.
Mind ye, I've given Honest Simms the reckonin' of the island.
Simms took care of Coy to the end of his life, Coy dying but recently.
"Take those boys to their cabins as soon as you get the water out of them," ordered Captain Simms.
Simms looked from one to the other of us, with the expression of a madman.
At this point the applause became so deafening that Simms and Rob, who had been on their way to another room, turned back.
She, too, was doing something outside the sordid life of the Simms cabin.