The Pyrenees closely skirted the shore, the surf-whitened atoll a bare two cable lengths away.
For the last time the yards of the Pyrenees swung around as she obeyed the wheel and headed into the passage.
At the end of another hour the Pyrenees had scarcely gained her length, but the wind freshened and she began to forge ahead.
His voice was still ringing, and the men were just beginning to move in obedience, when the amidship deck of the Pyrenees, in a mass of flame and smoke, was flung upward into the sails and rigging, part of it remaining there and the rest falling into the sea.
Amidships the Pyrenees was an open flaming furnace, out of which poured an immense volume of smoke which rose high above the masts and completely hid the forward part of the ship.
Slowly, point by point, as she entered the lagoon, the PYRENEES described the circle that put her before the wind; and point by point, with all the calm certitude of a thousand years of time to spare, McCoy chanted the changing course.
The Pyrenees struck, her bow lifted and she ground ahead gently to a stop.
As the Pyrenees swung around her stern away from the wind, a fearful blast of smoke and flame poured aft.
8 days from PS699 France, Spain, Andorra & the Pyrenees
Flying Direct from Birmingham Departs Sep 23 This holiday is a magical cocktail of stunning mountain scenery in three countries, with a neverto-be-forgotten ride on the Little Yellow Train through the French Pyrenees
9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate the release of the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Atout France-France Tourism Development Agency and the Midi- Pyrenees
Tourism Board are running a campaign to entice the American public and invite them to visit this iconic region of the Southwest of France.