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Our schooners lie in Rio Medio , but I can't be there all the time myself . " Surprise
deprived me of speech . I glanced at Carlos . He was watching us inscrutably .
The young girl touched the lizard gently , but it was too frightened to move .
Then only I noticed , a quarter of a mile astern and between the land and us , a
little schooner , rather low in the water , courtesying under a cloud of white
canvas — a wonderful thing to look at . It was as if I had never seen anything so
The schooner came back on her course , heading straight for us ; a shout like
groaned applause went up from on board us . Lumsden hid his face in his hands
. I could hear little Mercer shrieking out orders forwards . We were shortening sail
They had come out at break of day ( we must have been observed the evening
before ) , a big schooner - full of as ill - favored , ragged rascals as the most vivid
imagination could conceive . Of course , there had been no resistance on our part
Meantime , some of the rascals left on board the schooner had filled on her in a
light wind , and , sailing round our stern , had brought their vessel alongside .
Ropes were thrown on board and I we lay close together , but the schooner with
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