Boyd naturally spoke of his projects to Sterling,—of his gun-brig lying in the Irish creek, among others.
It proved otherwise; they were a British gun-brig and French merchant-schooner.
These were started for England a day or two afterwards, in a gun-brig of ours which was fallen in with homeward bound.
It happened, however, one day that an English gun-brig had appeared off Suez, and sent her boats ashore to take in fresh water.
A strong framework was fitted on two gun-brig hulks, with powerful tackle for lowering and raising the cylinder.
She contented herself with a harmless shot, and leaving the gun-brig to pursue the chase, bore away for more important business.
The dawn had revealed the presence of the Jackal to the smugglers no less than the latter had been revealed to the gun-brig.
The boats of our gun-brig were afterwards seen employed in picking up the odds and ends.
It happened however, one day that an English gun-brig had appeared off Suez, and sent her boats ashore to take in fresh water.
gun-brig “Snipe,” with 30 French prisoners on board, wrecked on the Beach.