He then looked up with a languishing eye at little Dicky Phantom, whom Lennox was now holding on the tafferel.
At this time Sir Oliver was looking out close by the tafferel, with his trumpet in his hand.
The tafferel of the schooner actually came in sight, when a little swell passed over it, leaving it for an instant in the trough.
A small red square flag was hoisted on an ornamented staff at the tafferel, and many long spears bristled along the quarters.
She was very heavily rigged, with her main mast raking over the tafferel, and full of men.
I stretched myself half over the tafferel, and looked for the schooner.
I stood holding by the tafferel an hour, gazing on it with a childish delight and wonder.