While Daughtry was passing a turn of rope around the Ancient Mariner and the mizzen rigging and giving the turn to him to hold, Captain Doane crawled gasping to the rail and dragged himself erect.
The starboard rail buried under the sea as the schooner heeled to the blow, and, as she righted with a violent lurch, the water swashed across the deck to the knees of the sailors about the boat and spouted out of the port scuppers.
The boat was outboard, its gunwale resting against the Mary Turner's rail.
Scraps, the big Newfoundland puppy, who had played and pranced about through all the excitement, seeing so many of the Mary Turner's humans in the boat alongside, sprang over the rail, low and close to the water, and landed sprawling on the mass of sea- bags and goods cases.
It was when he was thus below that the cow grazed the schooner just for'ard of amidships on the port side, lashed out with her mighty tail as she sounded, and ripped clean away the chain plates and rail of the mizzen-shrouds.
Inside the railed enclosure a lawyer was reading a typewritten speech.
Thorndike had moved into a chair nearer to the rail, and from time to time made a note upon the back of an envelope.
He was moving out of the railed enclosure when Andrews called him by name.
Turjun, the panthan, was the last to clamber over the rail of the Thuria, drawing the rope ladder in after him.
At the rail Kar Komak turned to speak to the warrior who had been detailed to accompany him.
Then she made as to toss it out, and, involuntarily, he made a half-movement toward the rail, but was checked by sharp cries of reproof from his companions.
Before a hand could stay him, the boy was over the rail and curving beautifully downward after the coin.
On either side the deck, against the rail and bottoms up, were lashed a number of small boats.
The lee rail, where the dead man lay, was buried in the sea, and as the schooner lifted and righted the water swept across the deck wetting us above our shoe-tops.
I held on to the weather rail, close by the shrouds, and gazed out across the desolate foaming waves to the low-lying fog- banks that hid San Francisco and the California coast.