von Horn were only there, thought the distracted girl.
Von Horn had explained its mechanism to her in detail, and on one occasion had allowed her to operate it on the voyage from Singapore.
At the same moment there was a shot from the shore followed by loud yelling, and the girl turned to see her father and von Horn pulling rapidly toward the Ithaca.
It's all right, Jerry, old man, brace up and be a man-dog," Van Horn soothed him.
Captain Van Horn was a handsome man and a striking man, although Jerry did not know it.
Again, while Captain Van Horn and the mate, Borckman, gave orders, and while the Arangi's mainsail and spanker began to rise up the masts, Jerry loosed all his heart of woe in what Bob told Derby on the beach was the "grandest vocal effort" he had ever heard from any dog, and that, except for being a bit thin, Caruso didn't have anything on Jerry.
At this moment, anchor broken out and headsails running up, Captain Van Horn, whose quick eye had missed no detail of the incident, with an order to the black helmsman turned to applaud Jerry.
This was too much, and the black, afraid more of Van Horn than of Jerry, turned and fled for'ard, leaping to safety on top of the eight Lee-Enfield rifles that lay on top of the cabin skylight and that were guarded by one member of the boat's crew.
Van Horn confided to Borckman, as he bent to pat Jerry and give him due reward of praise.
He's a lion-dog--more like an Airedale than an Irish terrier," Van Horn went on to his mate, still petting.
He fetched up against the foot of the mizzenmast, while Captain Van Horn, with the sailor's eye for the coral patch under his bow, gave the order "Hard a-lee
With spontaneity of admiration, Van Horn swept Jerry from the deck and gathered him into his arms.