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A. Constable, 1812
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Page 170 - ... such disputes in future, I determined either to preserve my command, or die in the attempt; and seizing a cutlass, I ordered him to take hold of another and defend himself, on which he called out that I was going to kill him, and immediately made concessions. I did not allow this to interfere further with the harmony of the boat's crew, and everything soon became quiet.
Page 164 - To make the bread a little savoury, most of the men frequently dipped it in salt water, but I generally broke mine into small pieces, and ate it in my allowance of water, out of a cocoa-nut shell, with a spoon; economically avoiding to take too large a piece at a time, so that I was as long at dinner as if it had been a much more plentiful meal.
Page 151 - This, however, was but of short duration, for the natives began to increase in number, and I observed some symptoms of a design against us. Soon after they attempted to haul the boat on shore, on which I brandished my cutlass in a threatening manner, and spoke to Eefow to desire them to desist; which they did, and everything became quiet again. My people, who had been in the mountains, now returned with about three gallons of water. I kept buying up the little bread-fruit that was brought...
Page 52 - Our sufferings were now as great as human strength could bear, but we were convinced that good spirits were a better support than great bodily strength...
Page 144 - There were three men at my cabin door, besides the four within; Christian had only a cutlass in his hand, the others had muskets and bayonets. I was hauled out of bed, and forced on deck in my shirt, suffering great pain from the tightness with which they had tied my hands.
Page 146 - When they were forcing me out of the ship, I asked him if this treatment was a proper return for the many instances he had received of my friendship? He appeared disturbed at my question, and answered with much emotion, "That, — Captain Bligh, — that is the thing ; — I am in hell— I am in hell.
Page 156 - ... with all our might. A situation more distressing has, perhaps, seldom been experienced. Our bread was in bags, and in danger of being spoiled by the wet ; to be starved to death was inevitable if this could not be prevented. I therefore began to examine what clothes...
Page 145 - Otaheite," was frequently heard among the mutineers. Christian, the chief of them, was of a respectable family in the north of England. This was the third voyage he had made with me.
Page 182 - ... and wring them out, as often as they become filled with rain : * it was the only resource we had, and I believe was of the greatest service to us, for it felt more like a change of dry clothes than could well be imagined. We had occasion to do this so often, that at length all our clothes were wrung to pieces : for except the few days we passed on the coast of New Holland, we were continually wet either with rain or sea.
Page 163 - At noon some noddies came so near to us, that one of them was caught by hand. This bird was about the size of a small pigeon. I divided it, with its entrails, into eighteen portions, and by a well-known method at sea, of