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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.
"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.
When at last they sailed in, there was a little crowd to watch them.
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.
Meanwhile the schooner gradually fell off and filled again upon another tack, sailed swiftly for a minute or so, and brought up once more dead in the wind's eye.
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.
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.
The stars were dim, and thick the night, The steersman's face by his lamp gleamed white; From the sails the dew did drip-- Till clombe above the eastern bar The horned Moon, with one bright star Within the nether tip.
He referred to our sail, flapping idly in the wind.
Loftiest trucks were made for wildest winds, and this brain-truck of mine now sails amid the cloud-scud.
"We have sailed many months, we have sailed many weeks,(Four weeks to the month you may mark), But never as yet ('tis your Captain who speaks) Have we caught the least glimpse of a Snark!
Then we sailed south to Yokohama, with a big catch of skins in our salt and a heavy pay-day coming.