After making her fast, they swarmed the sides and searched the vessel
from stem to stern.
He then returned to the captain, said a few words to him, and as if from that moment the vessel
was under his command, he ordered a maneuver which the crew executed immediately.
At this last command all the sails were lowered, and the vessel
moved almost imperceptibly onwards.
But though it was now an old story, and the most aged people had almost forgotten that such a vessel
had been wrecked, William Phips resolved that the sunken treasure should again be brought to light.
We had approached within a mile and a half perhaps of this foot of the bay, when some of the islanders, who by this time had managed to scramble aboard of us at the risk of swamping their canoes, directed our attention to a singular commotion in the water ahead of the vessel
And for no purpose," said De Wardes, "for with the wind in your teeth, as it will be, you will never reach the vessels
This circumstance had suggested to him the idea of supplying the Russian establishment regularly by means of the annual ship that should visit the settlement at the mouth of the Columbia (or Oregon) ; by this means the casual trading vessels
would be excluded from those parts of the coast where their malpractices were so injurious to the Russians.
But still the vessels
continued to stand out; and he had given up all hope, when the great column of smoke, rising above the forest in one dense vertical shaft, attracted the attention of a lookout aboard the cruiser, and instantly a dozen glasses were leveled on the beach.
At the same time the Genoese sailors thrust with their oars against the side of the cog, and a rapidly widening rift appeared between the two vessels
So a vessel
was got ready, and rigged with black sails; and Theseus, with six other young men, and seven tender and beautiful damsels, came down to the harbor to embark.
With frenzied insistence I continued to press the little button which should have sent us racing out into space, but still the vessel
refused to budge.
Bududreen was no mean sailor, but he was short handed, nor is it reasonable to suppose that even with a full crew he could have weathered the terrific gale which beat down upon the hapless vessel
A violent storm arose, and with the vessel
in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of the two ends of the ship would go down first.
next season I'll have the vessel
fitted with engines.
Commiserating their position, as foreigners in a strange land, and knowing no reason for detaining them, the commander signalled for a shore boat, and the three men left the vessel