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lay among the reefs until the 14th, and not until the 20th did he cast anchor within the barrier in the harbour of Vanou.
It was on this account, no doubt, that a boat was detached from the bark as soon as the latter had cast anchor, and came with eight sailors, amidst whom was to be seen an object of an oblong form, a sort of large pannier or bale.
However, when the ship came thither and cast anchor, we were allowed more liberty, and particularly were permitted to come up on the deck, but not up on the quarter-deck, that being kept particularly for the captain and for passengers.
At ten o'clock the vessel cast anchor in the harbor of Dover, and at half past ten D'Artagnan placed his foot on English land, crying, "Here I am at last
Consols"; for so it was that Becky felt the Vanity of human affairs, and it was in those securities that she would have liked to cast anchor.
At the end of about fifty days we cast anchor before a large town, and the ship was immediately surrounded by a multitude of small boats filled with people, who had come either to meet their friends or from simple curiosity.
Brimstone and gall," the voice retorted, "say that again, and I'll cast anchor in you.
1] Here he cast anchor for some time, waiting the turn of the tide to enable him to return homeward.