The Ship Recovered

Whilewewerethuspreparingourdesigns,andhadfirst,bymainstrength,heavedtheboatupuponthebeachsohighthatthetidewouldnotfleetheroffathigh-watermark; andbesides,hadbrokeaholeinherbottomtoobigtobequicklystopped,andweresatdownmusingwhatweshoulddo,weheardtheshipfireagun,andsawhermakeawaftwithherancientasasignalfortheboattocomeonboard. Butnoboatstirred; andtheyfiredseveraltimes,makingothersignalsfortheboat. 

Atlast,whenalltheirsignalsandfiringsprovedfruitless,andtheyfoundtheboatdidnotstir,wesawthem,bythehelpofmyglasses,hoistanotherboatout,androwtowardstheshore; andwefound,astheyapproached,thattherewasnolessthanoftenmeninher,andthattheyhadfire-armswiththem. 

Astheshiplayalmosttwoleaguesfromtheshore,wehadafullviewofthem"astheycame,andaplainsightofthemen,evenoftheirfaces; becausethetidehavingsetthemalittletotheeastoftheotherboat,theyrowedupundershore,tocometothesameplacewheretheotherhadlanded,andwheretheboatlay. 

Bythismeans,Isay,wehadafullviewofthem,andthecaptainknewthepersonsandcharactersofallthemenintheboat,ofwhomhesaidthattherewerethreeveryhonestfellows,who,hewassure,wereledintothisconspiracybytherest,beingoverpoweredandfrighted; butthatwasfortheboatswainwho,itseems,wasthechiefofficeramongthem,andalltherest, theywereasoutrageousasanyoftheship’screw,andwerenodoubtmadedesperateintheirnewenterprise; andterriblyapprehensivehewasthattheywouldbetoopowerfulforus. 

Настройки
Фон страницы
Фразовые глаголы
Показать / Скрыть меню
Размер шрифта
Межстрочный интервал
Уведомления
Страница 297 из 351