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MyfatherhadalittleshopinBalsora;hewasneitherrich,norpoor,butoneofthosewhodonotliketoriskanything,throughfearoflosingthelittlethattheyhave. Hebroughtmeupplainly,butvirtuously,andsoonIadvancedsofar,thatIwasabletomakevaluablesuggestionstohiminhisbusiness. WhenIreachedmyeighteenthyear,inthemidstofhisfirstspeculationofanyimportance,hedied;probablythroughanxietyathavingintrustedathousandgoldpiecestothesea. Iwasobliged,soonafter,todeemhimhappyinhisfortunatedeath,forinafewweekstheintelligencereachedus,thatthevessel,towhichmyfatherhadcommittedhisgoods,hadbeenwrecked. Thismisfortune,however,couldnotdepressmyyouthfulspirits. Iconvertedallthatmyfatherhadleftintomoney,andsetouttotrymyfortuneinforeignlands,accompaniedonlybyanoldservantofthefamily,who,onaccountofancientattachment,wouldnotpartfrommeandmydestiny. 

IntheharborofBalsoraweembarked,withafavorablewind. Theship,inwhichIhadtakenpassage,wasboundtoIndia. Wehadnowforfifteendayssailedintheusualtrack,whentheCaptainpredictedtousastorm. Heworeathoughtfullook,foritseemedheknewthat,inthisplace,therewasnotsufficientdepthofwatertoencounterastormwithsafety. Heorderedthemtotakeinallsail,andwemovedalongquiteslowly. Thenightsetinclearandcold,andtheCaptainbegantothinkthathehadbeenmistakeninhisforebodings. 

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