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Examples of Laying-to
THE LAST OF THE OLD SHIP.
But another savage dig of the pistol improved his articulation, and he shouted out, as loud almost as if he had a speaking-trumpet like the officer who had hailed them.
Nor did they lament for those that had died, though they were fain to do so, for Ulysses forbade, fearing lest the noise of their weeping should betray them to the giant, where they were.
Right glad were those that had abode by the ship to see them.
Split all three topsails and had to heave to....
Her log records her exploits in such entries as these: "Passed a ship under double reefs, we with our royals and studdingsails set....