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I don't like the look of that sail," said Dab- Dab.
The dog hurried downstairs and dragged up every sail he could find.
In the afternoon, when the sea-breeze had picked up in strength, his sail hove into view as he bowled along before the wind.
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.
No, you can sail the boat all right," Rowsell admitted, looking back over his shoulder.
All sails were now hoisted, and at noon the Tankadere was within forty-five miles of Shanghai.
The Tankadere bore sail admirably, as she drew a great deal of water, and everything was prepared for high speed in case of a gale.
Right in front of me, not half a mile away, I beheld the HISPANIOLA under sail.
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.
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".
The poor fellow may have been seated at one time, but the flapping and buffeting of the sails had worked through the rudder of the wheel and had dragged him to and fro, so that the cords with which he was tied had cut the flesh to the bone.
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.