siam66 "Then I stay for sure; I don't go back on you, Massa Christy," protested the steward warmly. "Will you set a nigger upon me again, Christy?" using the commander's proper name for the first time. "Of course I shall not raise an issue as to your veracity, Mr. Passford, but after the statement you have made to me, I must change the form of my phraseology," continued the commander, using a smile to cover any possible doubts or suspicions in his mind. "When I called at the stateroom of the officer who reported on board last evening as Lieutenant Christopher Passford, he told me that I was expected to get under way and proceed to my destination as soon as the officer and the seamen were on board."