To penalize a yacht
in proportion to the fineness of her performance is unfair to the craft and to her men.
The delighted builder then offered his services in providing a suitable crew for the little vessel, but this Dantes declined with many thanks, saying he was accustomed to cruise about quite alone, and his principal pleasure consisted in managing his yacht
himself; the only thing the builder could oblige him in would be to contrive a sort of secret closet in the cabin at his bed's head, the closet to contain three divisions, so constructed as to be concealed from all but himself.
From the wharf at Selby's we watched with careless interest the lubberly manoeuvre performed of bringing the yacht
to anchor, and the equally lubberly manoeuvre of sending the small boat ashore.
After breakfast that morning we had news at last of the yacht
. The vessel was safely moored in the inner harbor, and the sailing-master was waiting to receive my husband's orders on board.
From far off over the shining white ocean, the cry of a sea-bird reached the yacht
on a sudden out of the last airy circles of the waning mist.
But with Wingrave's yacht
to entertain on, we must do something for a few of the people.
The boat was destined for the transport of the duke's equipages from the shore to the yacht
. The horses had been embarked, having been hoisted from the boat upon the deck in baskets expressly made for the purpose, and wadded in such a manner that their limbs, even in the most violent fits of terror or impatience, were always protected by the soft support which the sides afforded, and their coats not even turned.
Jerry beat the water with his paws and moved steadily along, straining his eyes at the growing yacht
until suddenly warned by a sensing of immediate danger.
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.
"Supposing," she said, "that I cried off the yacht
She found one excuse after another, and when, finally, Lord Tennington invited the party to cruise around Africa in his yacht
, she expressed the greatest delight in the idea, but absolutely refused to be married until they had returned to London.
ARRANGEMENTS quite extensive had been made for the celebration of Christmas on the yacht