Their rescue by the English tug was entirely probable; the capture of the enemy U-33 by the tug's crew was not beyond the range of possibility; and their adventures during the perilous cruise which the treachery and deceit of Benson extended until they found themselves in the waters of the far South Pacific
with depleted stores and poisoned water-casks, while bordering upon the fantastic, appeared logical enough as narrated, event by event, in the manuscript.
Nor did his misfortunes end with the voyage; for the ship was cast ashore on an island of the South Pacific
, and it was six years afterward when the survivors were taken off by a venturesome trading schooner and brought back to San Francisco.
The bay, as he remembered it, was magnificent, with water deep enough to accommodate the largest vessel afloat, and so safe that the South Pacific
Directory recommended it to the best careening place for ships for hundreds of miles around.
Me walk about plenty too much," he replied in the beche-de-mer English of the west South Pacific
I reminded Charmian of the canoe houses from which she had been barred in the South Pacific
, where the kinky-haired cannibals escaped from their womenkind and feasted and drank by themselves, the sacred precincts taboo to women under pain of death.
And perhaps, from Tokyo or Shanghai it would be possible to tranship into some other line and drip down to the islands of the South Pacific
He did not know that it was a mere fractional part of the great island of Ysabel, that was again one island of a thousand, many of them greater, that composed the Solomon Islands that men marked on charts as a group of specks in the vastitude of the far-western South Pacific
The very first day we entered the South Pacific
we had an adventure.
So he explored and explored by himself from the North to the South Pacific
, swimming as much as three hundred miles in a day and a night.
A COMFORTABLY-APPOINTED, WELL-DRAINED DESERT ISLAND, NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SOUTH PACIFIC
All this, of the vessels named, is a matter of history, and is to be found in the SOUTH PACIFIC
Three newly married couples, their bonds now duly solemnized by the master of the ship, joyed in the peace and security of the untracked waters of the south Pacific
and the unique honeymoon which, had it not been for stern duty ahead, they could have wished protracted till the end of time.