Only here and there was there a soldier who did not have his life belt on.
He had no parachute and no life belt or Mae West suit to float him.
I got hold of a life belt and buckled it around him, and kept his courage up as well as I could.
But meantime I was pulling off my sweater and fastening on a life belt.
I then drifted about in the life belt for an hour or two longer and saw smoke on the horizon.
Catch a man without a life belt and he can be pretty sure he'll be up for court-martial when he gets back to port.
They had come to put bombs in the ship, so I jumped overboard from the poop with a life belt on.
At most, in her extremity, it will do for her what a life belt does for a lone figure in a deserted ocean.
With fingers of tenderness he untied the life belt tapes, then let her sink gently into the waves.
Ralph, however, put one hand upon Percy's life belt, and struck out for shore; but he felt that it was hopeless.