As the canoe
containing the men was paddled along, there floated down beside it what seemed to be a big, rough log.
I took the sack of corn meal and took it to where the canoe
was hid, and shoved the vines and branches apart and put it in; then I done the same with the side of bacon; then the whisky-jug.
The plan we finally concluded upon was, to get a large canoe
belonging to Mr.
As to myself, it was determined that I should be set adrift in a small canoe
, with paddles and a sail, and four days' provisions; which last, the Japanese captain was so kind to double out of his own stores, and would permit no man to search me.
And it happened one day that his big brother was fishing in his canoe
near the shore, and he heard the voice of a child singing in the Indian tone--
The little shelf with its five telephones was no more like the marvellous exchanges of to-day than a canoe
is like a Cunarder, but it was unquestionably the first place where several telephone wires came together and could be united.
The task of lowering the boy's grandmother over the side to a waiting canoe
was rather difficult.
The light suddenly changed its direction, and a long and slightly built boat hove up out of the gloom, while the red glare fell on the weather-beaten features of the Leather-Stocking, whose tall person was seen erect in the frail vessel, wielding, with the grace of an experienced boatman, a long fishing-spear, which he held by its centre, first dropping one end and then the other into the water, to aid in propelling the little canoe
of bark, we will not say through, but over, the water.
He had his clerks, canoe
men, and retainers of all kinds, who lived with him on terms of perfect sociability, always calling him by his Christian name; he had his harem of Indian beauties, and his troop of halfbreed children; nor was there ever wanting a louting train of Indians, hanging about the establishment, eating and drinking at his expense in the intervals of their hunting expeditions.
We found that all our possessions fitted very easily into the two canoes
, and we divided our personnel, six in each, taking the obvious precaution in the interests of peace of putting one Professor into each canoe
Perry was right in the midst of a flowery panegyric on the wonders of the peaceful beauty of the scene when a canoe
shot out from the nearest island.
All went well until the canoe
had passed beyond the reef.