But, when we agreed to their terms, they laid hold of the towrope and hauled us through in a moment.
I had to remain on deck to look after the ship, for the tug had got hold of our towrope already.
Kit looked aft and saw Campeador's boat, lifted half her length out of water, at the end of the towrope.
The difficulty was to secure the towrope, while there was no time to be lost if the brig was to be saved.
Uncle Tad got the towrope out from a box, or locker, as Mr. Brown called it.
While attempting to tow her off the next day, the towrope got foul of a rock and was cut.
The towrope was warped round trees and the loaded canoe tracked up the cascade.
Twice yesterday the launch propeller fouled the towrope, once requiring the knife to relieve it.
Very gallant escorts use a towrope when accompanying a lady on a wheeling spin.
When a rapid intervenes they strain like bondmen at the towrope; the line creaks under the enormous tension but holds fast.