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None came and after a few moments he wriggled forward and made himself snug under the bow-thwart.
Stonor happened to notice that the bow-thwart of this canoe was notched in a peculiar way.
So, with the piece of line he had brought for the purpose, he lashed the feet together, and made the other end fast to the bow-thwart of the canoe.
Nothing resulted from this, but on his rounds he was greatly elated to discover among the canoes lying in the little river the one with the peculiar notches cut in the bow-thwart.