So, with that quick thought which was a part of her inheritance, she seized the life buoy, climbed the rail and leaped far out.
After guard, fire, and let go the life—buoy—lower away the quarter boats—jolly-boat also.
One of the sailors was in the act of throwing overboard a life buoy.
Moreover, as in the case of the Minnie B, they had deserted their ship without taking a boat or even so much as a life buoy.
And lo: the life buoy—which saved itself and let distressed men perish.
In my former letter, directed to you as this letter will be, I desired you to get a life buoy as soon as you could.
They laid her out in the bottom of the boat, with the life buoy as a pillow, and pulled energetically for the schooner.
He seemed to cling to it as a drowning sailor clings to a life buoy.
I fingered with an odd reluctance the little roll of bills he handed me, though it was like a life buoy to a drowning sailor.
If he had let go his life buoy and struck out at once he might have reached it.