I was now face to
face with the castle moat, which
indeed, very wide
and very deep.
Alas! I could not swim, and my chance of escape seemed
a truth hopeless, as, doubtless, it would have been had I not espied a
boat tied to the wall by a rope.
But after I had got
into it I did find
that the oars had been taken away, and
that there was nothing that I
could use to row me across.
When I had untied
the rope and pushed off
upon the water the boat lay quite still, there being no stream or
to help me.
How, then, did I
yet take the boat across the moat?