"Later, he said, Did y'all have enough to eat?"
"The term, y'all is used primarily in speech in the Southern states of the U.S. to address two or more people."
"Actually, she might have said, How are y'all doing? which is really the same thing."
"The ship's rudder is used to control yaw."
The captain of the ship warned his passengers that there could be a strong yaw when the big waves hit the side of the passenger vessel.
In fact, since Jeb was from Mississippi, he said, "Y'all had better be ready for the big yaw that is about to happen to you-all."
Right after the warning, the ship yawed to the right knocking a lot of people on to the floor just as the sailors hoisted the sail on their yawl.