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Two went on either side to work the oars; the others tended the halyards and sheet, while he stood at the helm.
He began to work the oars again, reflecting as he did so, that he had something better to do than to think of a woman.
He asked her, while working the oars, but she didn't answer.
Charlie looked at her as he worked the oars, but he said nothing.
Kirissa had risen, and now she worked the oars, streaming along.
The man grunted a reply as he worked the oars.
He sighed and worked the oars, his shoulders creaking with his increased activity of late.
The boat swung with the current for a moment, then the men worked the oars, and the vessel began its journey across the Tigris.
"Why not take in the sail, and work the oars; then you can pick a landing place?"
"If you are going back to Boston I will gladly work the oars to pay for my passage."
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