This latter was a boat anchored in the middle of the river, and bearing a large red flag, with the words "stake boat" in white.
The prize, a bag containing sixty-four dollars, suspended from an oar in the stake boat.
"He will pull us all down at this rate," muttered Redman, as the Emma left the stake boat.
This was to be the possession of the fair rower who, 349 rounding the stake boat first, could return and seize it.
They were to paddle to a stake boat, about half way across the river, turn there, and come back.
Here, each one holding an umbrella in one hand and a palm-leaf fan in the other, they paddled out to the stake boat.