ze should come in. The steam-tug, as soon as she had let go her tows, came alongside the Sumter, and a Spanish pilot jumped on board of me, asking me in his native tongue, if I desired to go up to town; showing that my ruse of the Spanish flag had even deceived him. I replied in the affirmative, and said to him, pleasantly, but I am waiting a little, to take back those ships you have just towed down.
said he, how can that be; they are Americanos del Norte, bound to Boston, and la Nueva York!
That is just what I want, said I, we are Confederados, and we have la guerra with the Americanos del Norte!
said he, that is good; give her the steam quick, Captain!
No, no, replied I, wait a while.
I must pay due respect to your Queen, and the Captain-General; they command in these waters, within the league, and I must wait until the ships have passed beyond that.
I accordingly waited until the ships had proceeded some five miles from the coast, as estimated both by the pi