As soon as he had gone Lawless gave orders that a constant watch was to be kept on the smack's riding-light throughout the night.
"I must ask you to hoist a riding-light when you get aboard your hooker, Mr. Rossan, and keep it burning all night," he said.
The cigar soon languished and dropped, and I dozed uneasily, for the riding-light was on my mind.
This plan succeeded at last, and with relief and humility I boarded her, relit the riding-light, and carried off the kedge anchor.
I struck out for another of these little islands, and it was from that one that I first saw your riding-light.
On the stealthy-looking little grey steamship at anchor under the obscure stars not even a riding-light was visible.
But Captain Mayo, pacing under the damp gleam of the riding-light, paid but little heed to the hullabaloo.