The Voyage

Allthatnightwewereinagreatbustlegettingthingsstowedintheirplace,andboatfulsofthesquire’sfriends,Mr.Blandlyandthelike,comingofftowishhimagoodvoyageandasafereturn.WeneverhadanightattheAdmiralBenbowwhenIhadhalfthework;andIwasdog-tiredwhen,alittlebeforedawn,theboatswainsoundedhispipeandthecrewbegantomanthecapstan-bars.Imighthavebeentwiceasweary,yetIwouldnothaveleftthedeck,allwassonewandinterestingtomethebriefcommands,theshrillnoteofthewhistle,themenbustlingtotheirplacesintheglimmeroftheship’slanterns.

"Now,Barbecue,tipusastave,"criedonevoice.

"Theoldone,"criedanother.

"Aye,aye,mates,"saidLongJohn,whowasstandingby,withhiscrutchunderhisarm,andatoncebrokeoutintheairandwordsIknewsowell:

"Fifteenmenonthedeadman’schest"

Andthenthewholecrewborechorus:

"Yo-ho-ho,andabottleofrum!"

Andatthethird"Ho!"drovethebarsbeforethemwithawill.

EvenatthatexcitingmomentitcarriedmebacktotheoldAdmiralBenbowinasecond,andIseemedtohearthevoiceofthecaptainpipinginthechorus.Butsoontheanchorwasshortup;soonitwashangingdrippingatthebows;soonthesailsbegantodraw,andthelandandshippingtoflitbyoneitherside;andbeforeIcouldliedowntosnatchanhourofslumbertheHispaniolahadbegunhervoyagetotheIsleofTreasure.

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