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Examples of Lateen-rigged
She spread a tremendous amount of canvas; and leaping through the sea with the pace of a dolphin, came up with the doomed merchantman hand over hand.
No sooner had the shades of evening begun to fall than a long low suspicious-looking vessel crept out from the lee of the land, and followed right in the track of the _Muscadine_, as if in chase of the English ship.
For a time they carried the old armament among the lawless islands of the Orient and off Spanish-American coasts where the vocation of piracy made its last stand, but the great trade routes of the globe were peaceful highways for the white-winged fleets of all nations.
On the hither side of 1812 were seas unvexed by the privateer and the freebooter.
One of them was flying a red flag, and I noticed that our own boat was alongside of her.
Towards the end of the passage, when the weather had grown brighter and hotter, I began to wonder how much further we were going.