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able afterwards allowance anchor appeared arms arrived assistance attempt became began boat body brought called canoe Captain carried chief coast command considerable continued course crew danger deck desired directed discovered distance distress east effect eight employed English escaped feet finding fire five float formed four gave half hands head hold hopes immediately island keep king land leave length less lives lost manner mate means miles morning natives nearly night obliged observed obtained officers ordered party passed person pieces present preservation proved provisions pumps raft reached received remained rest returned rocks round sail saved seamen secured seemed seen sent ship shore side sight situation soon suffered taken thing thought tion took unfortunate vessel waves weather whole wind wood Woodard wreck
Side 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.
Side 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.
Side 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...
Side 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...
Side 142 - 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.
Side 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.
Side 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...
Side 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.
Side 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.