He contented himself with climbing up to the topmast cross-trees, to which he was followed by two of the Frenchmen.
Now, if we could but get a fresh spar for a topmast, we should soon be all ataunto.
Mr. Mingo ran up the topmast rigging, and seated himself on the cross-trees.
We can carry away a topmast, and make a new one out of the hand-mast at sea.
All were dressed from their hulls to their topmast heads with tiny flags in gayest colors, as it happened to be Coronation day.
The size of the topmast stays should be once and a quarter that of the rigging.
The vessel heaved over it when the water rose, and sunk, so that only her topmast stuck out.
Its size should be about five sevenths of the topmast rigging.
“Yes,” replied the man after a pause in ascending the topmast shrouds.
Now, just visible on the glowing horizon, was the topmast of a vessel.