As they steamed nearer to the derelict they were surprised to note that it was the same vessel that had run from them a few weeks earlier.
When those who could had recovered, the entire story had been told to the French commander; but the men were too ignorant to be able to tell him at just what point on the coast the professor and his party had been marooned, so the cruiser had steamed slowly along within sight of land, firing occasional signal guns and scanning every inch of the beach with glasses.
And the Furst Bismarck, the Hermann, and the Germanicus steamed parallel to them and drew ahead of them, fighting heavily.
The American gunfire ceased, except for a few heroic shots, but they still steamed on, obstinately unsubdued, bloody, battered, and wrathfully resistant, spitting bullets at the airships and unmercifully pounded by the German ironclads.
That afternoon we steamed
slowly along the face of Caprona's towering barrier.
The engine-driver, on his part, was equally ready to swear that not once from the moment when they had steamed
out of Liverpool Station until they had arrived within twenty miles of London, had they travelled at less than forty miles an hour.
The pitcher steamed
and smoked and reeked like a volcano; and the man who had carried it, was faint.
As we sailed in to Langa-Langa, the British cruiser, the Cambrian, steamed
out from the shelling of a village.
As they steamed
down the inland sea past the island of Oo-oh, the stories of their adventures were retold, and Bradley learned that Bowen Tyler and his bride had left the Galu country but a fortnight before and that there was every reason to believe that the Toreador might still be lying in the Pacific not far off the subterranean mouth of the river which emitted Caprona's heated waters into the ocean.
He remembered invading another village of a dozen houses and driving all before him with his shot-gun save, for one old man, too feeble to flee, who spat at him and whined and snarled as he dug open a ground-oven and from amid the hot stones dragged forth a roasted pig that steamed
its essence deliciously through its green-leaf wrappings.
The Ghost, at the moment, was uptossed on a sea, and I caught a clear view of a small steamship two or three miles away, rolling and pitching, head on to the sea, as it steamed
And Saxon, her cheek pressed to his, knew that she was paid in full for all her midnight sewings and the torturing hours of drowsy stitching when her head nodded with the weariness of the day's toil, while she recreated for herself filched ideas from the dainty garments that had steamed
under her passing iron.
At once Falk steamed
away; for there was some work for him to do.
The lock was replaced accordingly, and a few days afterwards the Nan-Shan steamed
out to the East, without MacWhirr having offered any further remark as to her fittings, or having been heard to utter a single word hinting at pride in his ship, gratitude for his appointment, or satisfaction at his prospects.
But although the jug steamed
forth a delicious perfume, its contents had not received that last happy touch which the surpassing finish of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters imparted on such momentous occasions.