The supplejack had her lower yards across, and most of her stores on board.
Two steamers at last arrived, the second came to relieve the supplejack.
The next morning the wind again set up the river, and the supplejack continued her course.
As it was now growing dusk and the wind had fallen, the supplejack came to an anchor.
The current being strong, and the wind light, the supplejack made but slow progress.
Bevan and the midshipmen had already reached the boat, and, jumping in, they pulled rapidly towards the supplejack.
There could be little doubt that the supplejack would not escape without being fired at.
The breeze was very light, and the schooner could still be discerned from the deck of the supplejack.
At the time the men were piped to dinner, the supplejack had not gained more than at first on the chase.
The wind held steady, and the supplejack, as Tom declared, skipped along more nimbly than she had ever yet moved.