It is a regular tune, with a fine song composed to it; the words of the chorus, being most artistically arranged, may give some idea of the air: “Hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men, We always are ready, steady, boys, steady, To fight and to conquer, again and again.”
"That O-Tar is a coward and a liar I can prove," continued I-Gos. "
He did not very much want to find him, for though O-Tar was an excellent swordsman and a brave warrior in physical combat, he had seen how Turan had played with U-Dor and he had no stomach for a passage at arms with one whom he knew outclassed him.
U-Thor forgets," he cried, "that O-Tar is the jeddak."
"A rough old tar like me, I must say, would not be the most inviting craft to interchange signals with, but, thank God, I have found one, in my long life of wanderings who was worthy the name of friend!
Seeing this sight, I thought to myself, Well, these generous-hearted tars on shore were the greatest curmudgeons afloat!