In his port
was the dignity of one who had borne His Majesty's commission, and who was therefore illuminated by a ray of the splendour that shone so dazzlingly about the throne.
The inhabitants of Port
Middlebay may at least aspire to watch it, with delight, with entertainment, with instruction!
I have just placed an embargo on all vessels at present in his Majesty's ports
, and without particular permission, not one dare life an anchor.
He paid a thousand livres down, and deposited the three thousand with a Burgomaster, after which he brought on board without their being seen, the ten men who formed his land army; and with the rising tide, at three o'clock in the morning, he got into the open sea, maneuvering ostensibly with the four others, and depending upon the science of his galley slave as upon that of the first pilot of the port
Evidently they thought they were witnessing an exhibition of poor seamanship, and they yelled their warnings to the tug to reduce speed and throw the helm hard to port
Always, to starboard or to port
, at the bow or over the stern, when he stood up resting his fore-feet on the six-inch rail and gazing, he saw only the ocean, broken-faced and turbulent, yet orderly marching its white-crested seas before the drive of the trade.
In fact, an hour earlier, as the Makambo's anchor was heaving out and while Captain Kellar was descending the port
gangplank, Michael was coming on board through a starboard port
Mauki's father was chief over the village at Port
Adams, and thus, by birth a salt-water man, Mauki was half amphibian.
A BIG Nation having a quarrel with a Little Nation, resolved to terrify its antagonist by a grand naval demonstration in the latter's principal port
During the dry sea-stretches my system would be cleansed of the alcohol that soaked it, so that when I reached a port
I should be in shape to enjoy John Barleycorn more thoroughly.
But the corvette had no proper machinery, which must be both fixed and powerful; so it was resolved that they should put in at the nearest port
, and give information to the Gun Club of the projectile's fall.
Before it was dark the Beagle anchored in the fine spacious harbour of Port
As to our position, therefore, I am only able to state generally that the currents drifted us in towards the land, and that when the wind found us again, we reached our port
in twenty-four hours afterwards.
The Nan-Shan was on her way from the southward to the treaty port
of Fu-chau, with some cargo in her lower holds, and two hundred Chinese coolies returning to their village homes in the province of Fo-kien, after a few years of work in various tropical colonies.
In short, not to fill up this part of my story with trifles when what is to come is so remarkable, I spent, from first to last, six years in this country, trading from port
, backward and forward, and with very good success, and was now the last year with my new partner, going in the ship above mentioned, on a voyage to China, but designing first to go to Siam to buy rice.