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Ford's feet reached the edge of the bulwarks, and his hand clutching a rope he swung himself on board.
The pirate leader had stood by the bulwarks, a cord round his arms, and two stout archers on either side.
He jammed one end of the board into two nicks in the bulwarks, kicked out the leg, and ducked just in time to avoid a swinging blow from the man-o'-war's man.
There was another sound of tearing, the backbone flew over the bulwarks, and the fish, headless, gutted, and open, splashed in the tub, sending the salt water into Harvey's astonished mouth.
I crouched down again to get some shelter from the low bulwark.