By day their smoking funnels dimmed the sea-rim, and by night their flashing searchlights
ploughed the dark and harrowed it for the tiniest escaping junk.
Before long the searchlight discovered some distance away a schooner with all sails set, apparently the same vessel which had been noticed earlier in the evening.
The rays of the searchlight were kept fixed on the harbour mouth across the East Pier, where the shock was expected, and men waited breathless.
The searchlight followed her, and a shudder ran through all who saw her, for lashed to the helm was a corpse, with drooping head, which swung horribly to and fro at each motion of the ship.
Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier so steeply that some of the flat tombstones, thruffsteans or through-stones, as they call them in Whitby vernacular, actually project over where the sustaining cliff has fallen away, it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.
The men working the searchlight, after scouring the entrance of the harbour without seeing anything, then turned the light on the derelict and kept it there.
For but an instant the searchlight halted upon Thuvia of Ptarth, then it was extinguished as suddenly as it had come to life.
From its deck keen eyes watched the far-fanning searchlight of the patrol boat.
It was very dark down there, but the light from our port-holes, and the reflection from what must have been a powerful searchlight
on the submarine's nose showed that we were forging through a narrow passage, rock-lined, and tube-like.
From the open doorway came a flash of electric light, like a tiny searchlight
, which quested about the barn and came to rest on her and Billy.
It was all lighted up an' shining, an' it shun right into me an' lighted me up inside, like the sun or a searchlight
Lucky for me he doesn't carry a searchlight
," Wolf Larsen said.
As we went down, I sat in the tower with the searchlight
projecting its seemingly feeble rays ahead.
In that instant his tiny searchlight
, sharp and white, had shown him what a thousand years would not en.
And yet this same glance when turned upon Christian Falk must have been as efficient as the searchlight
of a battle-ship.