Presently the sternmost was seen to put down her helm and lay the other aboard on the lee side.
The British seamen cheered and, opening fire from their big guns, were soon up to the sternmost junks.
On the high tower of the caravel, his arm round the sternmost mast, stood d'Aguilar, shouting commands to his crew.
The viceroy pursued, and towards evening came up with the sternmost, having left his own fleet far behind.
On the 24th, about two in the morning, they came up within call of the sternmost, there being then very little wind.
At this time our sternmost vessels were two leagues off, and the commodore wore round, and hauled up on the other tack.
The Centurion came up with the sternmost ship of the enemy about four in the afternoon.
It must have been near midnight, when the enemy began to fire at the Fair American, the sternmost vessel of our weather line.
We followed in the track of the sound, and, for the most part, kept in sight of the elusive shadow of the sternmost boat.
They found and entered it, a small place, but richly furnished, with a carved crucifix screwed to its sternmost wall.