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Presently Dab-Dab saw the sail of another ship a long way behind them on the edge of the sea.
In the afternoon, when the sea-breeze had picked up in strength, his sail hove into view as he bowled along before the wind.
Granet fastened his oilskins and stooped for a moment to alter one of the sails.
The Tankadere still carried all sail, and was accomplishing her greatest capacity of speed.
When I first sighted her, all her sails were drawing; she was lying a course about north- west, and I presumed the men on board were going round the island on their way back to the anchorage.
Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail. There is passion, adoration, in his eyes, and he goes about in a sort of trance, gazing in ecstasy at the swelling sails, the foaming wake, and the heave and the run of her over the liquid mountains that are moving with us in stately procession.
Here and there a fishing boat, with a rag of sail, running madly for shelter before the blast, now and again the white wings of a storm-tossed seabird.
Astor immediately proceeded to fit out a ship called the Enterprise, to sail in company with the Adams, freighted with additional supplies and reinforcements for Astoria.
Are those her sails that glance in the Sun, Like restless gossameres!
32-54) When he had said this, he had mast and sail hoisted on the ship, and the wind filled the sail and the crew hauled taut the sheets on either side.
"If they want to catch us, they can do it if they can paddle faster than we can sail," I said.
If I had been downright honest with myself, I would have seen very plainly in my heart that I did but half fancy being committed this way to so long a voyage, without once laying my eyes on the man who was to be the absolute dictator of it, so soon as the ship sailed out upon the open sea.