One turned out to be a distress signal, and the other a red light.
"The signal for the wagon, and the distress signal," Walter cried.
Again he fired the distress signal of four shots, but there was no reply.
I produced a cigarette case, and flew a distress signal for permission.
We shall have to drift about for a while and then run up a distress signal.
I bet this bunch of hens on Acorn Island will holler for us roosters before we set the distress signal for them.
"Come in, Ganymede," Preston repeated impatiently—and then the sound of a distress signal cut across his audio pickup.
To explain to our readers why the three shots are known as a distress signal is simple.
From all appearances it was a large schooner yacht, flying a distress signal.
The master succeeded in running up a distress signal, which was reported to the Onondaga.