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Examples of Grappling-iron
But the wind suddenly sank, and as the Maid of Provence, eager to close with the Bridgwater Merchant, edged slowly down, a fog came between, and the firing ceased on both sides.
The cannonade was heard in Boston, from which, a few hours later, two merchantmen set out for the scene of action, each carrying good guns.
Iberville heard a commanding voice, a cheer, and saw a dozen figures jump from the shattered bow towards the bow of his own ship intent on fighting, but all fell short save one.
Instantly she began to sink.
Among the Spaniards was seen Nicholas Flowers, fighting desperately; but they could not long withstand British muscle and valour, and, ere five minutes were over, the Spanish ensign was hauled down, her crew cried for quarter, and the patache _Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Saragossa_ became a prize to the _Rainbow_.
For all that night and the next day the chase continued; but the _Rainbow_ kept the Don in sight, and, ere evening closed in, ranged up on her quarter, firing a broadside and receiving hers in return.