"That was only because we had just come on board? the fellows didn't know me, and I didn't know them. We are better acquainted now, and I am just as sure of success as though we had already won it," added Shuffles, confidently. "I don't believe in making failures."
"Why, you ninny, he is third lieutenant of the ship."
Gordon eased off the log-line, so that nothing should prevent it from running easily.
"We can lock them up in the kitchen. If they make trouble, I have a revolver," whispered Shuffles.
"Hallo, there! What are you about?" shouted some one, who hastened to make his presence known to the plunderers.