have got adrift and come down with the tide. Oars in it and all."
We stood there silently, Jerry in the water holding the boat, and we were all thinking the same thing. It was Greg who said it first, quite solemnly.
"We could go out to the Sea Monster."
Of course it was then that I ought to have said that we could n't, but Jerry pulled the boat up the beach and ran back to the end of the point to see how high the waves were before I could say it. It was too late to say it afterwards, because when we saw that there was not even the faintest curl of white foam around the Sea Monster, it did seem as though we could do it.
"It'll only take about five minutes to row out there," Jerry said, "and then we'll have seen it at last. It could n't be a better time. Why, a newly hatched duckling could swim out there to-day."