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Definition of Sparhawk

  • The sparrow hawk.

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To Nathan Sparhawk, March 31st . .
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On the 25th of May, 1887, I sat alone upon the deck of the _Sparhawk_, a three-masted schooner, built, according to a description in the cabin, at Sackport, Me.
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The _Sparhawk_ was a "derelict"; that is, if a vessel with a man on board of her can be said to be totally abandoned.
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As I said before, I came on board the abandoned _Sparhawk_ on the 17th of May, and very glad indeed was I to get my feet again on solid planking.
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Not long after daybreak I sighted the _Sparhawk_, and immediately began to make such signals as I could.
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She had probably recognized the derelict _Sparhawk_ and had made a note of her present position, in order to report to the hydrographic office.
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Had I known that the _Sparhawk_ was already entered upon the list of derelicts, I should have been hopeless indeed.
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Had I known that I was on a vessel which had been regularly relegated to the ranks of the forsaken, I should better have appreciated the importance of allowing passing vessels to see that there was a light on board the _Sparhawk_, and, therefore, in all probability a life.
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Every day there seemed to be less and less wind, and when I had been on board a week, the _Sparhawk_ was gently rising and falling on a smooth sea in a dead calm.
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The fact that I was on board the _Sparhawk_ did not, in my eyes, make that vessel any the less forsaken and forlorn.
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The _Sparhawk_, on the contrary, was but little affected by the breeze, for apart from the fact that the great sail kept her head always to the wind, she was heavily laden with sugar and molasses and sat deep in the water.
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There were no boats on the _Sparhawk_, and what had become of the one in which I reached her I did not know.
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If the thing were possible, I intended to get Bertha on board the _Sparhawk_, where there was hope that we could all remain safely until we were rescued.
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Then I would spring on board the steamer, and when I had transferred Bertha and Mary to the _Sparhawk_, would cut loose _La Fidelite_ to drift where she pleased.
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Into this she would put a pair of oars and lower it as well as she could; then I would haul it to the _Sparhawk_, row over to the steamer, and transfer Bertha and Mary to my vessel.
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There was a slight breeze from the east, which had nearly turned the _Sparhawk_ about with her bow to the wind, but was gently carrying _La Fidelite_ before it.
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Sparhawk_ turned her bow toward it, and, enrapturing sight!
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The wind which was now blowing came from the southwest, and _La Fidelite_, which before had lain to the southward of the _Sparhawk_, was passing to the north of my vessel.
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During the night the wind must have risen again, for the _Sparhawk_ rolled and dipped a good deal, troubling my troubled slumbers.
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All night I sat upon the deck of the _Sparhawk_, thinking, wondering, and conjecturing.
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Examples of Sparhawk

Example #1
To Thomas Mighill, April 7th . . .
Example #2
To John Dickinson, March 27th . . .
Example #3
I was not only alone on the deck, but I was alone on the ship.
Example #4
A TALE OF THE WAYWARD SEA.
Example #5
I had now been on board the schooner for eight days.