The Dangerous Voyage Performed by Captain Bligh: With a Part of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship Bounty, in an Open Boat, Over Twelve Hundred Leagues of the Ocean; in the Year 1789. To which is Added, an Account of the Sufferings and Fate of the Remainder of the Crew of Said Ship

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R. Napper, 1824 - 175 pages
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Page 75 - It appeared to me that Christian was some time in doubt whether he should keep the carpenter or his mates; at length he determined on the latter, and the carpenter was ordered into the boat. He was permitted, but not without some opposition, to take his tool chest.
Page 74 - Samuel got 150 pounds of bread, with a small quantity of rum and wine, also a quadrant and compass...
Page 75 - All this he did with great resolution, though guarded and strictly watched. He attempted to save the time-keeper, and a box with my surveys, drawings, and remarks for fifteen years past, which were numerous; when he was hurried away with " Damn your eyes, you are well off to get what you have.
Page 119 - ... 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 77 - Come, captain Bligh, your officers and men are now in the boat and you must go with them; if you attempt to make the least resistance you will instantly be put to death...
Page 72 - I could in hopes of assistance; but they had already secured the officers who were not of their party, by placing sentinels at their doors.
Page 104 - At dawn of day, some of my people seemed half dead : our appearances were horrible; and I could look no way, but I caught the eye of some one in distress. Extreme hunger was now too evident, but no one suffered from thirst, nor had we much inclination to drink, that desire, perhaps, being satisfied through the skin.
Page 88 - 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 79 - Stewart was a young man of creditable parents in the Orkneys, at which place on the return of the Resolution from the South Seas in 1780 we received so many civilities that on that account only I should gladly have taken him with me but, independent of this recommendation, he was a seaman and had always borne a good character.
Page 103 - The little rum we had was of great service. When our nights were particularly distressing, I generally served a tea-spoonful or two to each person ; and it was always joyful tidings when they heard of my intentions.

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