The Recherche, after touching at several points in the Pacific, cast anchor
before Vanikoro, 7th July, 1827, in that same harbour of Vanou where the Nautilus was at this time.
Two days after the events we have just related, and while General Monk was expected every minute in the camp to which he did not return, a little Dutch felucca, manned by eleven men, cast anchor
upon the coast of Scheveningen, nearly within cannon-shot of the port.
It was just at sundown when we cast anchor
in a most beautiful land-locked gulf, and were immediately surrounded by shore boats full of Negroes and Mexican Indians and half-bloods selling fruits and vegetables and offering to dive for bits of money.
I advanced forward, and cast anchor
on the lee-side of the island, which seemed to be uninhabited.
On the 21st of February the Tonquin cast anchor
in the beautiful bay before the village of Waititi, (pronounced Whyteetee.
The boat that now arrived, assured by the answering signal that all was well, soon came in sight, white and silent as a phantom, and cast anchor
within a cable's length of shore.
Night passes in a twink, and again your rakish craft noses for the wind, whales spout, you glide over buried cities, and have brushes with pirates and cast anchor
on coral isles.
But having tried to cast anchor
, which was a stone at the end of a piece of the kite-string, he found no bottom, and was fain to hold off, seeking for moorage, and, feeling his way, he buffeted against a sunken reef that cast him overboard by the greatness of the shock, and he was near to being drowned, but clambered back into the vessel.