“blue peter” had been flying for some time, and a gun was fired to hurry off those on shore.
In a few minutes blue peter appeared, rubbing his eyes—one of the dead called too early from the tomb of sleep.
The reporter knew that this was the "blue peter," flown in token that the steamer was about to sail.
Wouldn't a rose smell just as sweet if it were named blue peter, too?
blue peter was hoisted and a gun fired, as a signal for them to come off.
"blue peter" was hoisted at the fore, while the Dutch national ensign floated from her ensign staff.
"There's something up besides the blue peter, just as sure as you're a foot high, Whistler," Al Torrance declared eagerly.
The blue peter was at the fore, and her deck was crowded with excited, jubilant Venezuelans.
blue peter drooping at the foremast, livened suddenly into a spasm of writhing, like a hooked lizard.
All too soon the blue peter at half-mast and the blowing of the hooter recalled them.