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Σελίδα 48 - ... very morassy and unpromising. The spot which we occupied was a bay formed by hilly promontories; that to the north so exceeding steep, that in order to ascend it (for there was no going round, the bottom being washed by the sea) we were at the labour of cutting steps. This, which we called Mount Misery...
Σελίδα 52 - ... that many at this time perished with hunger. A boy, when no other eatables could be found, having picked up the liver of one of the drowned men (whose carcase had been torn to pieces by the force with which the sea drove it among the rocks ) was with much difficulty with-held from making a meal of it.
Σελίδα 46 - Which ever way we looked, a scene of horror presented itself: on one side, the wreck (in which was all that we had in the world to support and subsist us), together with a boisterous sea...
Σελίδα 45 - ... stove in the heads of casks of brandy and wine, as they were borne up to the hatch-ways, and got so drunk, that some of them were drowned on board, and lay floating about the decks for some days after.
Σελίδα 76 - ... or make that accurate examination which he would have done at another time ; but crawling out as he came in, he went and told the first he met of what he had seen. Some had the curiosity to go in likewise. I had forgot to mention that there was another range of bodies deposited in the same manner, upon another platform under the bier.
Σελίδα 45 - The scene was now greatly changed; for many who but a few minutes before had shewn the strongest signs of despair, and were on their knees praying for mercy, imagining they were now not in that immediate danger grew very riotous, broke open every chest and box that was at hand...
Σελίδα 109 - The men had some time quitted their employment of bailing, and the ship was left to her fate. In the afternoon the weather again threatened, and blew strongly in squalls; the sea ran high, and one of the boats (the yawl) was staved alongside and sunk.
Σελίδα 112 - I found a bag of bread, a fmall ham, a fingle piece of pork, two quart bottles of water, and a few of French cordials. The wind continued to the fouthward for eight or nine days, and providentially never blew fo...
Σελίδα 49 - ... refusing the assistance we sent them; and when they found the boat did not come to their relief at the instant they expected it, without considering how impracticable a thing it was to send it them in such a sea, they fired one of the quarter-deck guns at the hut; the ball of which did but just pass over the covering of it, and was plainly heard by the captain and us who were within. Another attempt, therefore, was made to bring these madmen to land; which, however, by the violence of the sea,...
Σελίδα 110 - It was near five o'clock, when, coming from my cabin, I observed a number of people looking very anxiously over the side; and looking over myself, I saw that several men had forced the pinnace, and that more were attempting to get in. I had immediate thoughts of securing this boat before she might be sunk by numbers. There appeared not more than a moment for consideration; to remain and perish with the ship's company, to whom I could not be...

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