注）what shall we do? ：どうしよう？
注）in your umbrella : （仮定法で）もし傘に乗ってなら
We might go in your umbrella.
注）set sail : 出帆する
注）forthwith : 直ちに
注）revolving gracefully : 優雅に回りながら
You can imagine Piglet's joy when at last the ship came in sight of him.
In after-years he liked to think that he had been in Very Great Danger during the Terrible Flood,
but the only danger he had really been in was the last half-hour of his imprisonment, when Owl, who had just flown up, sat on a branch of his tree to comfort him,
and told him a very long story about an aunt who had once laid a seagull's egg by mistake,
and the story went on and on, rather like this sentence, until Piglet who was listening out of his window without much hope, went to sleep quietly and naturally, slipping slowly out of the window towards the water until he was only hanging on by his toes,
at which moment, luckily, a sudden loud squawk from Owl, which was really part of the story, being what his aunt said, woke the Piglet up and just gave him time to jerk himself back into safety and say,
注）1st Mate : 一等航海士