Some time before I had reduced our speed, for we had left the Valley Dor many miles astern
, and I felt comparatively safe.
There was a sound representative assortment of quite young Old Boys, to whom ours was a prehistoric time, and in the trough of their modem chaff and chat we old stagers might well have been left far astern
of the fun.
Their column was now badly broken, the Susquehanna had gone, the Theodore Roosevelt had fallen astern
out of the line, with her forward guns disabled, in a heap of wreckage, and the Monitor was in some grave trouble.
He came out on deck and, peering over the side, descried the lone canoe floating a short distance astern
with its grim and grisly freight.
Gradually the heavens lightened; but astern
I could see no intenser glow that would indicate the rising sun behind the mist.
One at a time, compelling the others to remain in their places, he directed the return boys astern
The old man did not touch the paddle, and he was unregardless of the lofty-sided steamer as the canoe slipped down the length of it into the darkness astern
Pausing long enough to let go the jib halyards, and just as the Reindeer cleared and began to drift astern
, I leaped aboard the junk with a line and made fast.
I played the sailor and the man, fending off the skiff so that it would not mar the yacht's white paint, dropping the skiff astern
on a long painter, and making the painter fast with two nonchalant half-hitches.
But few instants were required, when, abruptly shifting the double horizontal rudders forward and astern
, he shot upward on the tense and straining plane and out of the pit.
During our different passages south of the Plata, I often towed astern
a net made of bunting, and thus caught many curious animals.
till I thought my head would burst, rings his engines astern