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"A slight error of judgment. The tide has made somewhat less than I anticipated."
A bright light suddenly flashed through the fog, and from right ahead.
"From a friend," and the pilot ported helm. "'Tis a dangerous spot hereabouts, so nothing has been left to chance. We're now abreast of Green Point. Steady, lads, for the next tack!
"We scraped on the Sandstone Ledge," grimly. "'Twas a close shave--for me!"
"The pilot of Port Creek. I have no other name--at least, it suits me to forget it."
"And did you doubt----"
Again he took up the thread of his story--
"No, no!" hoarsely. "He--I----"
"Who are you?" hoarsely cried the captain.
"'Twas my father's death made me--what I am." The pause was ominous. "He was one of us--a smuggler."
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Again the pilot caused an interruption by shifting helm.
The pilot took over the helm, and ordered the man he relieved to go forward. At the same time the captain came and stood by the binnacle.
"It sounds fair sailing; Michael Kors Handbags but I liken it to going blindly into a trap," retorted the captain.
The pilot stood steady at the helm, his eyes fixed on the binnacle, each movement of the compass-needle a sign for his Discount Coach handbags ready hands to obey. Anon a concise order to shift a sail fell from his lips, for in spite of his interrupted conversation with the captain his every action showed a trained alertness.
"Steady, cap'n! You may have known him--perchance he was once your friend?"
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"What is our position?" shortly asked he.
The darkness deepened, and was further intensified by the cold, grey Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags fog. The wind was light, but a steady up-Channel draught. Coach Outlet Store The lugger was creeping in under mainsail and jib, her other sails being furled.
Again the captain shivered. Who was this, who held death so lightly? His own gloomy forebodings came upon him with redoubled force. What manner of pilot was this, to whom night was as day?
"A signal?" cried the captain.
"Avast! Who and what are you?" The captain's voice was deep and menacing.
"Wait!" And again the pilot spoke in cold, disdainful tones. One might have counted a hundred. It was terrible suspense. The captain's finger was toying with the trigger of his pistol. The pilot stood immovable, the disdainful smile deepening upon his lips. "Ease off the main-sheet!" cried he, as he turned his ear to windward. There came a stronger puff of wind, Hermes Birkin Bags a bigger wave rolled up under the lugger's stern, she lifted, and immediately glided forward--free!
"I----"
"Well, sixteen years ago to-night--steady, cap'n!" for the man had staggered as though from the effect of a mortal blow.
"Haul on the main-sheet! Steady, forward, with the jib!" And the pilot starboarded his helm.
"Boy!" he cried shortly, "why are you here?"
diffused light from the binnacle lantern feebly Hermes Bags shone. For the second time that evening the captain shivered, and without being able to define the cause. He felt strangely ill at ease. Accustomed to daring ventures, the present seemed sheer recklessness. Who was this determined boy? Why did his presence bring back a fateful memory of the past?
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"You read my orders."
"I remember----"
"No, no! Go on!"
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"Yes; but----"
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"We are within the creek," replied the pilot. "Hark! Don't you hear the grinding of the shingle away over the port bow? As soon as the sound comes from windward we'll have her on the port tack, and thus we'll clear Boulder Ledge."
"You lost your reckoning, my lad!" cried the captain.
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"What was your father?"
"A run had been planned----"
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