Undaunted he then went in pursuit of the third lugger, but as a breeze came up she managed to get away.
He had come to a spot just inside the wood, abreast of the lugger.
Whether the lugger was seen by those on board or not was a question.
The skipper of the lugger, sir, who guided us up the African river.
He had set fire to the lugger and was intending to make his escape in the dinghy.
“That means the Seafowl firing at the lugger to heave to, sir,” said Murray.
It was the expected--nay, the announced--sirocco, and it brought the lugger to windward beyond all dispute.
And now, if you will take my advice, sir, you will draw off the men and secure the lugger.
The lugger shot ahead for Scotland, the swift wind upon her beam.
He at once opened fire on the lugger, who made all sail to escape.