And the guards led me on, and that was the last I saw of skysail Jack.
In these, the topgallant, royal and skysail masts are all one stick.
A triangular sail set above the skysail; if square it would be a moonsail, and if set above that, a star-gazer, &c.
And skysail Jack and I peered and knew each other under the wreckage.
Then my freight pulled out, and I was on it, bound west on the trail of skysail Jack.
Single iron cross-trees at the head of long topgallant-masts, to support royal and skysail masts.
I shared my Java and grub with him, learned about skysail Jack, and then learned about him.
He then gave a few directions to skysail, the first lieutenant, and ordering his gig to be manned, offered me a passage on shore.
"It is the highest sail we set on the foremast, though larger vessels have a royal above that, then a skysail," I replied.
By this means the skysail may be taken in or set without the necessity of sending a man aloft.