The pilot, by the author of 'The spy'.

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Sida 98 - It was apparent to all in the vessel that they were under the guidance of one who understood the navigation thoroughly, and their exertions kept pace with their reviving confidence. Again and again the frigate appeared to be rushing blindly on shoals, where the sea was covered with foam, and where destruction would have been as sudden as it was certain, when the clear voice of the stranger was heard warning them of the danger, and inciting them to their duty.
Sida 93 - The vessel rose slowly from the inclined position into which she had been forced by the tempest, and the sails were shaking violently, as if to release themselves from their confinement while the ship stemmed the billows, when the well-known voice of the...
Sida 96 - The voice of the pilot, however, was still heard, steady and calm, and yet so clear and high as to reach every ear; and the obedient seamen whirled the yards at his bidding, in despite of the tempest, as if they handled the toys of their childhood. When the ship had fallen off dead before the wind, her...
Sida 101 - She feels it! she springs her luff! observe," he said, "the light opens from the hom-moc already: if she will only bear her canvas, we shall go clear!" A report, like that of a cannon, interrupted his exclamation, and something resembling a white cloud was seen drifting before the wind from the head of the ship, till it was driven into the gloom far to leeward. " 'Tis the jib, blown from the bolt ropes," said the commander of the frigate. "This is no time to spread light duck— but the mainsail...
Sida 100 - Say, also, if the tide would have let us do so,' returned the pilot calmly. ' Gentlemen, we must be prompt ; we have but a mile to go, and the ship appears to fly. That topsail is not enough to keep her up to the wind ; we want both jib and mainsail.' ' 'Tis a perilous thing to loosen canvas in such a tempest ! ' observed the thoughtful captain. ' It must be done,' returned the collected stranger ;
Sida 263 - A messmate, before a shipmate ; a shipmate, before a stranger; a stranger, before a dog ; but a dog before a soldier...
Sida 99 - Now observe the hummock, a little north of it, looking like a shadow in the horizon; 'tis a hill far inland. If we keep that light open from the hill, we shall do well ; but if not, we surely go to pieces." " Let us tack again ! " exclaimed the lieutenant The Pilot shook his head as he replied, — "There is no more tacking or box-hauling to be done to-night. We have barely room to pass out of the shoals on this course ; and if we can weather the ' Devil's Grip,' we clear their outermost point ;...
Sida 98 - Again and again the frigate appeared to be rushing blindly on shoals where the sea was covered with foam, and where destruction would have been as sudden as it was certain, when the clear voice of the stranger was heard warning them of the danger and inciting them to their duty. The vessel was implicitly yielded to his government; and during those anxious moments when she was dashing the waters aside, throwing the spray over her enormous yards...
Sida 86 - ... for several minutes the stillness of death pervaded the crowded decks. It was evident to every one that their ship was dashing at a prodigious rate through the waves ; and, as she was approaching, with such velocity, the quarter of the bay where the shoals and dangers were known to be situated, nothing but the habits of the most exact discipline could suppress the uneasiness of the officers and men within their own bosoms. At length the voice of Captain Munson was heard calling to the pilot....
Sida 84 - Mr. Pilot, and I'll handle the ship like a gentleman's yacht in this breeze." " Will she stay, think ye, under this sail ?" said the low voice of the stranger. " She will do all that man in reason can ask of wood and iron...

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