In the second part of the short story “Three Skeleton Key” written by George G. Toudouze, Itchoua, the chief out of the three men is on night watch duty to see if any boats, ships, etc come by. Le Gleo and the narrator are inside the lighthouse sleeping, they get called from outside by Itchoua to come out and see what he is seeing. They get outside and see a massive "three-master, with all sail set" in the water coming towards them, they are all very confused as the ship starts to turn away from them then back to them. What will happen next?
What's wrong with her crew? Are they all drunk or insane? Can't they see us?
"Eight days went by as usual; then on the ninth night after my return, Itchoua, who was on night duty, called Le Gleo and I, sleeping in our rooms in the middle of the tower, at two in the morning. We rose immediately and, climbing the thirty or so steps that led to the gallery, stood beside our chief.
''Itchoua pointed, and following his finger, we saw a big three-master, with all sail set, heading straight for the light. A queer course , for the vessel must have seen us; our light lit her with the glare of day each time it passed over her.''
''The three of us grew tense as the ship seemed about to crash on one of our numerous reefs, but she suddenly lurched with some change of the wind, the yards swung around, and the derelict came clumsily about and sailed dead away from us.''