Cast Up by the Sea

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Harper & brothers, 1869 - 419 pages

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Page 205 - ... than pistol-shot distance; so close indeed that the French ship's spanker-boom was scarcely cleared. Luffing quickly up, the Sybille was presently close alongside her antagonist to leeward, and poured in a second broadside, as well directed as the previous raking one. The bearing-up of the Sybille had been so sudden and unexpected that several of the Forte's larboard or weather guns went off after the former had passed to leeward.
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Page 208 - ... already mentioned, her very cables in the tiers were rendered unserviceable. The loss on board the Forte may well have been severe. Let us first ascertain what number of men she had on board. It appears that her original crew, including a portion of Malays taken on board at Batavia, amounted to 513 men and boys. Of this number she had sent away in various prizes, according to the account given by her officers, 143: leaving 370 as the number present in the action. Of these she lost, as appears,...
Page 166 - Saying which, she left the room and locked the door behind her. Leontine now hurried her preparations, while the day passed wearily away to those who were awaiting the hour of their deliverance. Paul and Dick Stone counted the hours as the neighboring church clock struck heavily on the bell. "We shall run to the cove in twelve hours," said Paul, "if this breeze lasts; it's blowing a gale out at sea, and the 'Polly' '11 fly like a witch on a broomstick.
Page 173 - Polly filled, as her head turned from the severed cable, and she met the full force of the gale from the shore. In an instant she leaned over, and as the water rippled from her bows and the boom was slacked off she started like a wild duck frightened from its nest. " Hurrah ! hurrah ! hurrah !" rang three hearty British cheers as the clipper lugger glided rapidly through the dark water and passed the terrible broadside of the corvette within fifty or sixty yards. But hardly had the Polly...

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