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with its soldiers, and all tire other ones in turn after the leader ; the line
will draw itself out quite naturally and the formation will be that shown
in vignettes 2 and 8—a very simple and practical one. The boats are
No. l. No. 2.
one behind the other ; from the mast of each a rope is fastened to the
bows of the next, so that each tug has its stern free. On the leader the
rope is fastened to its own bows, but in case of need, if an additional
boat were required, it could be fastened to the bows of the second.
Thus the barge of the obelisks was towed by three parallel lines of tugs,