He had caught the life-buoy, and having managed to get it under his arms had floated about for the greater part of an hour.
The life-buoy hampered me in swimming, and I missed the rudder by an inch.
For that matter, it is easy to convince ourselves that the egg combines with the function of a life-buoy that of the first ration.
We were not without means of support, for as Jerry fell the life-buoy had been let go.
Neither he nor the life-buoy, however, could be discovered before the night closed.
I saw that the best thing I could do was to tow the life-buoy up to him.
If a man wants to make a voyage agross the ocean he embargs in a ship, not on a life-buoy.
These were the first words I spoke after we had got hold of the life-buoy.
And it shall also be the duty of every other competitor to protest against a boat without a life-buoy.
If he was clinging to the life-buoy he might be all right, but where that was, was the question.