VEER


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VEERVariable Emergency Electrically Rotated
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"I would fain have your rede, Sir Oliver, for Master Hawtayne hath fears that when we veer there may come danger from the hole in our side."
"If we do not veer we will be upon the rocks within the hour."
Veer again, my hearts, and bring her to try with the main course!"
There came a plump of rain towards mid-day and the breeze died down, but it freshened again before nightfall, and Goodwin Hawtayne veered his sheet and held head for the south.
My heart swelled with pride at the thought that presently admiring British tars would be congratulating us upon our notable capture; and just about then the merchant steamer must have sighted us, for she veered suddenly toward the north, and a moment later dense volumes of smoke issued from her funnels.
It was with the utmost hazard the boat came near us; but it was impossible for us to get on board, or for the boat to lie near the ship's side, till at last the men rowing very heartily, and venturing their lives to save ours, our men cast them a rope over the stern with a buoy to it, and then veered it out a great length, which they, after much labour and hazard, took hold of, and we hauled them close under our stern, and got all into their boat.
Presently the vessel veered toward the west and then swung gracefully to the south.
At my movement the beast veered off a bit and commenced circling us.
Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas.
A moment more and Jane Clayton's safety might have been assured, even though Numa, the lion, was already gathering himself in preparation for a charge; but Fate, already all too cruel, now outdid herself--the wind veered suddenly for a few moments, the scent spoor that would have led the ape-man to the girl's side was wafted in the opposite direction; Tarzan passed within fifty yards of the tragedy that was being enacted in the glade, and the opportunity was gone beyond recall.
His mind instantly veered back again to Shakespeare and King Lear.
During the function, twelve ladies who have carried out exceptional work towards women empowerment and welfare of families of soldiers, disabled children and Veer Naris were felicitated including 14 defence children of Nagrota Military Station who excelled in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.