By this time, now and then sheering to one side or the other to avoid a reef, but still hugging the wind and the land, we had got round Iona and begun to come alongside Mull.
She came round into the wind like a top, and the next moment struck the reef with such a dunch as threw us all flat upon the deck, and came near to shake Mr.
The reef on which we had struck was close in under the southwest end of Mull, off a little isle they call Earraid, which lay low and black upon the larboard.
If I had kent of these reefs, if I had had a chart, or if Shuan had been spared, it's not sixty guineas, no, nor six hundred, would have made me risk my brig in sic a stoneyard
Then, in desperation, I abandoned the attempt to reef
the mainsail and resolved to try the experiment of heaving to under the close- reefed
The boat was intended for the purpose of going closer to the reef of rocks than a large vessel could safely venture.
The boat's crew proceeded to the reef of rocks, and rowed round and round it a great many times.
Second, the Martha is on the outside reef at Poonga-Poonga, looted clean of everything portable, and ready to go to pieces with the first bit of lively sea.
The Martha missed stays going in, and inside five minutes she was on the reef and in possession.
Originally these islets had been mere sand-banks and coral reefs awash in the sea or shallowly covered by the sea.
They walled the confines of their coral reefs and sand-banks with coral-rock stolen from the mainland on dark nights.
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