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The ship forged ahead in the light air; I failed in my grab at her fore chains, and
my boat slipped astern, bumping against the side. I missed the main chain, too,
and yelled all the time with desperation, “For God's sake! Ship ahoy! For God's
The voice forward had subsided by then, and as the stern of the Spanish ship
came abreast of the poop, I stepped out of the shadow of the sails, and going
close to the rail I said, not very loud—there was no need to shout—but very
distinctly: “I ...
The ship, seen at midday standing inshore with a light wind, had not approached
the bay near enough to be conveniently attacked till just after dusk. They had
waited for her all the afternoon, sleeping and gambling on the spit of sand.
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review