The boat wallowed, but rode the waves better than the longship.
He is said to have left the city and to have taken up his abode on his longship.
The galley, or longship, had carried guns on a platform at the bows, pointing forward.
There seemed every chance that we should be upon the longship before they knew what we were about, for we had the weather gauge.
Now we saw a boat lowered from the longship's side, and one by one armed men entered her, and she sank deeply in the water.
The longship's lighthouse stood up, a grey shadow in a grey scene.
Now the longship held on her course steadily, never shifting her helm for so much as a point.