Dangerous Voyage of Captain Bligh, in an Open Boat, Over 1200 Leagues of the Ocean, in the Year 1789: With an Appendix, Containing an Account of Otaheite, and of Some Productions of that Island..

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W. de Veaux, 1820 - 180 pages
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Page 19 - 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 19 - Christian, with the master-atarms, gunner's mate, and Thomas Burkitt, seaman, came into my cabin, and, seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my back, threatening me with instant death if I spoke or made the least noise.
Page 57 - ... 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 94 - For what we are going to receive, the Lord make us truly thankful.
Page 32 - 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 23 - The officers and men being in the boat, they only waited for me, of which the master-at-arms informed Christian; who then said - "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 49 - 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 99 - There was, it seems, besides .private property, a sort of general stock, out of which articles were issued on account to the several members of the community ; and, for mutual accommodation, exchanges of one kind of provision for another v were very frequent, as salt for fresh pr'o-' visions, vegetables and fruit for poultry, fish, &c.
Page 92 - It produces in abundance yams, plantains, hogs, goats, and fowls ; but the coast affords no shelter for a ship or vessel of any description ; neither could a ship water there without great difficulty. "I cannot, however, refrain from offering my opinion, that it is well worthy the attention of our laudable religious societies, particularly that for propagating the Christian religion, the whole of the inhabitants speaking the Otaheitan tongue as well as the English.
Page 74 - ... 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.

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