He sturdily maintained his feeling that the boys were not " lost," a confidence, however, that was not shared by his passengers as the boat swiftly sped
across the surface of the shining waters.
Without observing the effect of the shot, he sped
on; before he had rounded the bend above the farm, several shots were fired after him.
On and on he sped,
fleet as the wind, fleet as the light breeze that blew lightly by.