The three Spanish vessels had all been edging in towards shore, and the polacre anchored just before sunset.
She was astern just now, and she is abreast of the polacre now, as near as I can make out.
Crack—another rally from the masked battery; the next minute, we had swept round the stern of the polacre, and were alongside.
The polacre may be one thing, or another, but I should hardly think she has come across the Atlantic.
At four in the afternoon they rounded the Point, the polacre a few hundred yards ahead, and both flying Spanish colours.
"Hoist the topgallant sails," for the brig had been under easy sail, to enable her to hold her place with the polacre.
Captain Lockett rowed to the polacre, and examined his prize; and then, taking Bob in his boat, rowed to the barque.
I must confer with the captain about a little cruise he can undertake even to-day with his polacre.
The polacre herself is, as I see by her papers, only two years old, and seems a fine craft.
After a few tacks, he distinguished perfectly the commander's black galley and Captain Trinquetaille's polacre to his windward.