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The dog hurried downstairs and dragged up every sail he could find.
Well, we must put up more sails on our boat," said the Doctor, "so we can go faster and get away from them.
Come on, lad," he called to me; and we lost no time jumping into our salmon boat and getting up sail.
His sail was all ready to go up, and a moment later it fluttered in the sunshine.
Charley and I got out and walked away, feeling rather sheepish, for it is a sore stroke to one's pride when he thinks he has a good boat and knows how to sail it, and another man comes along and beats him.
Nichols commenced stolidly to furl his sails again.
There was not a sheet which was not tightened not a sail which was not vigorously hoisted; not a lurch could be charged to the man at the helm.
He reefed all sail, the pole-masts were dispensed with; all hands went forward to the bows.
Each time she fell off, her sails partly filled, and these brought her in a moment right to the wind again.
Through daylight and dark I follow the bark I keep like a hound on her trail; I'm strongest at noon, yet under the moon, I stiffen the bunt of her sail.
And then, mirabile dictu, between the piers, leaping from wave to wave as it rushed at headlong speed, swept the strange schooner before the blast, with all sail set, and gained the safety of the harbour.
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 post being thus relieved and strengthened, with an American at its head, and a ship of war about to sail for its protection, the prospect for the future seemed full of encouragement, and Mr.
He referred to our sail, flapping idly in the wind.
So saying he commenced to scull the canoe's nose before the wind, while I made fast the primitive sheets that held our crude sail.