Well, we must put up more sails
on our boat," said the Doctor, "so we can go faster and get away from them.
It was now nearly the hour of high tide, but the waves were so great that in their troughs the shallows of the shore were almost visible, and the schooner, with all sails
set, was rushing with such speed that, in the words of one old salt, "she must fetch up somewhere, if it was only in hell".
and the English flag were hoisted at ten minutes past three.
A light cloud of smoke appeared beneath the sails
, more blue than they, and spreading like a flower opening; then, at about a mile from the little canoe, they saw the ball take the crown off two or three waves, dig a white furrow in the sea, and disappear at the end of it, as inoffensive as the stone with which, in play, a boy makes ducks and drakes.
Then, at a bend, she heeled over till half her sail
was under water.
So saying, he boldly leapt ashore, and they gathered around him with intent to slay him, but there then arose a great cry among the women, and it was because they had now observed that his sail
was a baby's night-gown.
He referred to our sail
, flapping idly in the wind.
Nichols commenced stolidly to furl his sails
As for capability, I tell you I can sail
all around the average broken captain or promoted able seaman you find in the South Seas.
In the afternoon, when the sea-breeze had picked up in strength, his sail
hove into view as he bowled along before the wind.
this boat the way you've seen a ship sailed
, and you'll be across the sands before you know it.
A five, a four and the main,' shouted the big man, with a voice like the flap of a sail
Within an hour after I had rejected Captain Spink's proposal, I saw him sail
down the estuary on board the Reindeer with Nelson.
25-31) So said he: but the master chid him with taunting words: `Madman, mark the wind and help hoist sail
on the ship: catch all the sheets.
I came on deck, after a good night's rest in spite of my poor knee, to find the Ghost foaming along, wing-and- wing, and every sail
drawing except the jibs, with a fresh breeze astern.