He had himself been obliged to bail out three times, running in from the reef.
I said, standing on the steps like a captain ordering his men to take in a reef.
The reef must first be cleared, and then the ship shall be carried.
"This is a part of the reef, then, that is never covered," said he.
The Arabs of the ship called to those on the reef, and the latter answered.
The helm was attended to, and the boat drew slowly from the reef and ahead.
I might even sweep the reef, on an emergency, by using old iron for shot!
To clear the reef was nothing; but to carry the ship was a serious affair.
I fear that the day will dawn and find us still within the reef.
Paul then signed to the raft and to the reef, as much as to tell the other to withdraw his party.