Scarcely had the mate fetched a blanket
from below and turned in on deck, than a brisk steady breeze sprang up from off the land, sending the Arangi through the smooth water at a nine-knot clip.
She swore a dozen times that she would not leave the Kincaid without her baby, and yet she remained clothed long past her usual hour for retiring, and her blankets
were neatly rolled and bound with stout cord, when about midnight there came a stealthy scratching upon the panels of her door.
I neglected the boat and had the sail spilling the wind again and again, such was my delight in following her every movement as she searched through the blankets
for the pin.
Their bed-going preliminaries were simple, and in a few minutes they were side by side under the blankets
. Saxon closed her eyes, but could not sleep.
Presently he stooped and picked up his blankets
. He spread the rubber one upon the ground and placed the woolen one about the youth's shoulders.
"Look here, the sun isn't the spectacle--it's US--stacked up here on top of this gallows, in these idiotic blankets
, and two hundred and fifty well-dressed men and women down here gawking up at us and not caring a straw whether the sun rises or sets, as long as they've got such a ridiculous spectacle as this to set down in their memorandum-books.
There was a cold damp draught from the window, however; without getting up he drew the blanket
over him and wrapped himself in it.
"Nature has made an impenetrable barrier on this side," he continued, pointing down the perpendicular declivity into the dark current before he dropped the blanket
; "and as you know that good men and true are on guard in front I see no reason why the advice of our honest host should be disregarded.
In the middle of the bed under the blanket
, was a wet flattened SOMETHING--much dinged in, in the middle where the pail had caught it
"Make her as comfortable as you can, and when she is in her little bed I'll come and say good-night," he added, when the bath was ready and the blankets
browning nicely before the fire.
They were heavily burdened with blanket
packs which were strapped to their shoulders.
At this moment the draught took effect, and the poor squire began to discharge both ways at such a rate that the rush mat on which he had thrown himself and the canvas blanket
he had covering him were fit for nothing afterwards.