"There comes another shot from the Belle. She means business, and Major Pierson is certainly directing things on board of her. We can't stand that any longer. But she wasted her powder that time, and we must do better than that. What do you intend to do, Christy?"
247 The man addressed as Spikeley must be the engineer then, and not a soldier, Christy realized at once.
But they were obtained, and the Bellevite was as fully armed and prepared for an emergency as though she had been in the employ of the Government, as it was intended that she should be when her present mission was accomplished. During her stay at St. George, such changes as were necessary to adapt the vessel to her enterpriseâ€”such as the fitting up of a magazineâ€”were completed, and the steamer sailed.