This week we're offering another instructive rhyme from Nautical Nursery Rhymes by Billy Ringbolt, which resides in the Peterson, Peter H. (Capt.) Papers, (SAFR 18665, HDC 571):
If a vessel astern of you closes at night,
Over the taffrail you show her a light;
Or a "flare up" would do if you have it quite ready;
And mind you, don't yaw, and lookout you steer steady.