For the men were determined to get to the lifeboats, and a small craft
would not have had a minute to live in such seas as were running.
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft
dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper works dissolved in spurts of flame as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
The pilot had hung out his lights, which was very necessary in these seas crowded with vessels bound landward; for collisions are not uncommon occurrences, and, at the speed she was going, the least shock would shatter the gallant little craft
To penalize a yacht in proportion to the fineness of her performance is unfair to the craft
and to her men.
The second brother also met a man, who, when he found out what he was setting out upon, asked him what craft
he meant to follow.
The therns fired upon them through shields affixed to their rifles, but on, steadily on, came the grim, black craft
After him came Woola and I, closer now, for the man was too intent upon forcing his craft
up the river to have any eyes for what might be transpiring behind him.
So I undid that belt of mine which fastened me to my gridiron, and I straddled my craft
with a sudden keen eye for sharks, of which I never once had thought until now.
Carthoris' improvement upon this consisted of an auxiliary device which steered the craft
mechanically in the direction of the compass, and upon arrival directly over the point for which the compass was set, brought the craft
to a standstill and lowered it, also automatically, to the ground.
When the prow of the first craft
touched the side of the Sari it contained only dead and dying men.
The next few days Tarzan devoted to the weaving of a barkcloth sail with which to equip the canoe, for he despaired of being able to teach the apes to wield the paddles, though he did manage to get several of them to embark in the frail craft
which he and Mugambi paddled about inside the reef where the water was quite smooth.
Thrilling to the speed and the buoyancy and the obedience of the little craft
the girl drove toward the northwest.
Our momentum had carried us a little beyond the enemy craft
, but we were turning now on the arc of a circle that would bring us alongside her.
For hours she strained her eyes over the stern of the craft
that was bearing her deeper and deeper into the wild heart of fierce Borneo.
There were the times I brought the Razzle Dazzle in with a bigger load of oysters than any other two-man craft
; there was the time when we raided far down in Lower Bay, and mine was the only craft
back at daylight to the anchorage off Asparagus Island; there was the Thursday night we raced for market and I brought the Razzle Dazzle in without a rudder, first of the fleet, and skimmed the cream of the Friday morning trade; and there was the time I brought her in from Upper Bay under a jib, when Scotty burned my mainsail.