Chris had breakfast cooking and Captain Westfield had just returned from taking a morning plunge in the surf.
"I'd like to try one of them pipes," said Captain Westfield, wistfully.
"If those are mullet, they don't sound as though they amounted to much," said Captain Westfield, doubtfully.
"All that is interesting, but it ain't to the pint," said Captain Westfield.
They lived for a short time with Mr. Curtiss' parents, and then removed to Westfield, Massachusetts.
"He don't want to try any tricks with me," Captain Westfield declared.
"They would not have to be very good to be that," observed Captain Westfield, gravely.
"You shall have some water as soon as we can get it," Captain Westfield assured him.
"I reckon we are in something of a mess," said Captain Westfield, worriedly.
Briefly, Captain Westfield told the little they knew of the trouble.