which had thus far been accumulated on the voyage, in order that a careful selection of the stoutest,
clearest-grained stuff might be secured. This done, the carpenter received orders to have the leg completed
that night; and to provide all the fittings for it, independent of those pertaining to the distrusted one in
use. Moreover, the ship's forge was ordered to be hoisted out of its temporary idleness in the hold; and,
to accelerate the affair, the blacksmith was commanded to proceed at once to the forging of whatever
iron contrivances might be needed.