As he broke from the dense wood and came in sight of the vessels again, he was filled with consternation to see that the Arrow was making sail
and that the cruiser was already under way.
As to making sail
, we had none, nor if we had could we have done anything with it; so we worked at the oar towards the land, though with heavy hearts, like men going to execution; for we all knew that when the boat came near the shore she would be dashed in a thousand pieces by the breach of the sea.
Nick heaved a sigh of relief and relaxed, listening to the rattle and chant as they weighed anchor, the shouts and drumming feet of the crew making sail
, feeling the surging lift of the keel.