Priscilla, on her knees under the foresail, tugged at the anchor rope.
The fore-topsail had been mended as well as the foresail, and was set anew.
The foresail only was set, to prevent the ship from striking with too great force.
The foresail and fore-topsail we managed to save, but all our light canvass went.
Boom—The spar used to extend the foot of the mainsail or foresail.
Captain Truck now ordered the foresail, which, by this time was ready, to be set.
A knife drawn across the fore halyards would bring the foresail down, and put an end to our liberty in twenty minutes.
An' see that big one with a patch in her foresail an' a new jib?
The vessel then luffed into the wind, in defiance of the helm, and the first shake of the foresail stripped it from the bolt rope.
"I would rather not stop any longer," I replied, running up the foresail.