William Dampier

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Macmillan and Company, 1889 - Australia, Northern - 192 pages

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Page 154 - ... so that he said he was a better Christian while in this solitude than ever he was before, or than, he was afraid, he should ever be again.
Page 154 - ... flesh, by which many of them became so tame, that they would lie about him in hundreds, and soon delivered him from the rats. He likewise tamed some kids ; and, to divert himself, would, now and then, sing and dance with them, and his cats : So that by the...
Page 32 - Seas, which they supposed was fastest shut ; and the letters were accordingly full of cautions to their friends to be very watchful and careful of their coasts. This door they spake of, we all concluded must be the passage...
Page 155 - He had no other needle but a nail; and when his knife was wore to the back, he made others as well as he could of some iron hoops that were left ashore, which he beat thin and ground upon stones. Having some...
Page 153 - All this stir and apprehension arose, as we afterwards found, from one poor naked man, who passed in our imagination, at present, for a Spanish garrison, a body of Frenchmen, or a crew of pirates.
Page 138 - A Cruising Voyage Round the World: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope.
Page 71 - The evening of this i8th day was very dismal. The sky looked very black, being covered with dark clouds, the wind blew hard, and the seas ran high. The sea was already roaring in a white foam about us ; a dark night coming on, and no land in sight to shelter us, and our little ark in danger to be swallowed by every wave ; and, what was worst of all, none of us thought ourselves prepared for another world.
Page 155 - At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language for want of use that we could scarce understand him, for he seem'd to speak his words by halves.
Page 64 - It was well for Captain Swan that we got sight of it before our Provision was spent, of which we had but enough for 3 days more; for, as I was afterwards informed, the Men had contrived, first to kill Captain Swan and eat him when the Victuals was gone, and after him all of us who were accessary in promoting the undertaking this Voyage.
Page 153 - Duchess," who admired our boat attempting going ashore at that distance from land. 'Twas against my inclination, but to oblige Captain Dover I consented to let her go. As soon as it was dark we saw a light ashore. Our boat was then about a league from the island, and bore away for the ships as soon as she saw the lights. We put our lights...

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