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"A real wilderness," cried Dr. Silence from his seat in the bows where he held the jib sheet.
In sailing the jib is worked to every puff, eased off or drawn in at every variation in direction or strength of wind.
The size of the jib is also influenced by the fact that it has to balance the equally enormous mainsail.
A broad reach on starboard followed, 'Vigilant' setting her balloon jib-topsail very smartly.
The breeze, which came from the northward by east, was growing, and jib topsails were pulled down when about ten miles off.
The jib was unbent, the sheet and head were brought together and made into a sack.
The two were under the same canvas, each with jibheader over single-reef mainsails, foresail, and jib.
Everything was made snug and lashed securely, with two reefs in the mainsail, and the bonnet taken off the jib.
Spinnakers were at once hauled out on the starboard side, both setting balloon jib-topsails and lowering foresails.
At 2.50 it broke up and revealed that favourite sail in America a balloon jib-topsail, and a rare good puller it is.

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