Boys,” cried the instructor in a louder key, pointing as he spoke, “you see the mainmast there?
He snatched a cross-bow from the rack about the mainmast, fitted a shaft to it and took aim.
Roger saw an Indian run up the shrouds by the mainmast and hitch a tackle.
They crowded to the bulwarks of the waist-deck and swarmed upon the rat-lines of the mainmast.
About the mainmast were huddled the surviving Spaniards, weaponless and broken in courage, a herd of timid, bewildered sheep.
He stepped to the mainmast, about which the powder kegs had been stacked.
Almost immediately afterwards the mainmast followed, though the foremast still stood, enabling her to continue the action.
If you should want me for anything, hoist some kind of flag on the mainmast.
The 'Pennsylvania' burned like a volcano for five hours and a half before her mainmast fell.
The Malays had left their stations and stood clustered by the mainmast in a silent group.