The great Admiral and good seaman could read aright the signs of sea and sky, as his order to prepare to anchor at the end of the day sufficiently proves; but, all the same, the mere idea of these baffling easterly airs, coming on at any time within half an hour or so, after the firing of the first shot, is enough to take one's breath away, with the image of the rearmost
ships of both divisions falling off, unmanageable, broadside on to the westerly swell, and of two British Admirals in desperate jeopardy.
But a few minutes sufficed to overtake the rearmost
. At sight of him they fell to screaming and pointing downward ahead of them, and a moment later Korak came within sight of the cause of their rage.
A long, straggling troop bore spades and mattocks while the two rearmost
of all staggered along under a huge basket o' fresh-caught carp, for the morrow was Friday, and there were fifty platters to be filled and as many sturdy trenchermen behind them.
As I tramped along, the rearmost
of the four, I could not help smiling at the appearance of my three companions in front.
And then fresh sparks went up above the wood, as if the roof fell in, and we all shouted "Concord to the rescue!" Wagons shot past with furious speed and crushing loads, bearing, perchance, among the rest, the agent of the Insurance Company, who was bound to go however far; and ever and anon the engine bell tinkled behind, more slow and sure; and rearmost
of all, as it was afterward whispered, came they who set the fire and gave the alarm.
They kept at a height of two thousand feet or more until they were over and a little in advance of the rearmost
ironclad, and then stooped swiftly down into a fountain of bullets, and going just a little faster than the ship below, pelted her thinly protected decks with bombs until they became sheets of detonating flame.
Use the neat Toyota 'Easy Flat' seating system - said to provide 32 different seating permutations - and fold the rearmost
row into the floor and your available cargo space increases to 440-litres.
TIt has a larger body all round, giving seven seats as standard and the rearmost
two are big enough to carry adults.
bedroom overlooks the courtyard garden and the master and second bedroom boast original cast iron fireplaces in each.
on the other side the four rearmost
benches are removed.
Lexus boasts that the extra capacity has been neatly accommodated through intelligent packaging, with a steeper tailgate window to ensure there is good headroom for the rearmost
occupants, whilst also maintaining a useful boot space.
I never tried the rearmost
(third row) seats, but they look good enough for even full sized adults after noting that the seats are a reasonable height from the rear floor.