Then, to Clayton's inquiries as to how they had happened to anchor off shore and fire a signal
gun, the commander, Captain Dufranne, explained that a month before they had sighted the Arrow bearing southwest under considerable canvas, and that when they had signaled
her to come about she had but crowded on more sail.
Before entering it I examined the curtain-cord of the window and found that I had only to release it from its fastening with my fingers for the curtain to fall by its own weight and hide the square of light from Rouletabille--the signal
The horns of the victors sounded merry and cheerful flourishes, until the last laggard of the camp was at his post; but the instant the British fifes had blown their shrill signal
, they became mute.
And that was plainly the last signal
of danger, for the buccaneers turned at once and ran, separating in every direction, one seaward along the cove, one slant across the hill, and so on, so that in half a minute not a sign of them remained but Pew.
We now signaled
the flagship of Helium's navy to approach, and when she was within hailing distance I called out that we had the Princess Dejah Thoris on board, and that we wished to transfer her to the flagship that she might be taken immediately to the city.
In fact, after taking a few drops of wine and a piece of bread, Charles, weary of waiting for death, had suddenly decided to go to meet it and had given the signal
"An hour later, while absorbed in some of my infernal studies, I heard, or thought I heard, my signal
In front of them was a piece of artillery ready to give fire on the signal
from the engineer.
Just at the moment when they were taking the dainty animal from the spit, they saw Edmond springing with the boldness of a chamois from rock to rock, and they fired the signal
On the morning of the 11th, the repairs being all finished, and the water casks replenished, the signal
was given to embark, and the ship began to weigh anchor.
At a signal
from Monsieur Flaubert they were to walk in opposite directions, their pistols hanging by their sides.
"The first signal
is a private bell--that means, Listen at the pipe.