The drogher was hired by the day, and the longer she was out the more he pocketed.
The drogher spun round like a top, and off she flew before the hurricane.
They, at all events, congratulated themselves that they had not been on board the drogher when she was blown away from Saba.
Still the drogher lay over on her side and gave no signs of righting.
It proves, however, that the crew of the drogher must have been sober, or they could not have found their way clear of it.
In the state of the sea, to get on board the drogher from the dinghy, was an operation too dangerous to be attempted.
After due discussion they hired a drogher, a country vessel employed in running between the surrounding islands and islets.
There was no one else with us, the crew of the drogher being already on board to await our coming.
Higson made a leap into the boat, which shoved off just as the drogher, giving a slight roll, sank from sight.
Away flew the drogher amid the roaring seas into the pitchy darkness, which now settled down over the ocean.