彩票As I therefore kept the mate, whom we then called captain, on boardwith his men, to refresh them, so I also forgot not the starvingcrew that were left on board, but ordered my own boat to go onboard the ship, and, with my mate and twelve men, to carry them asack of bread, and four or five pieces of beef to boil. Oursurgeon charged the men to cause the meat to be boiled while theystayed, and to keep guard in the cook-room, to prevent the mentaking it to eat raw, or taking it out of the pot before it waswell boiled, and then to give every man but a very little at atime: and by this caution he preserved the men, who wouldotherwise have killed themselves with that very food that was giventhem on purpose to save their lives.网易彩票app苹果官方下载果官
网易At the same time I ordered the mate to go into the great cabin, andsee what condition the poor passengers were in; and if they werealive, to comfort them, and give them what refreshment was proper:and the surgeon gave him a large pitcher, with some of the preparedbroth which he had given the mate that was on board, and which hedid not question would restore them gradually. I was not satisfiedwith this; but, as I said above, having a great mind to see thescene of misery which I knew the ship itself would present me with,in a more lively manner than I could have it by report, I took thecaptain of the ship, as we now called him, with me, and wentmyself, a little after, in their boat.彩票网易彩票app苹果官方下载果官I found the poor men on board almost in a tumult to get thevictuals out of the boiler before it was ready; but my mateobserved his orders, and kept a good guard at the cook-room door,and the man he placed there, after using all possible persuasion tohave patience, kept them off by force; however, he caused somebiscuit-cakes to be dipped in the pot, and softened with the liquorof the meat, which they called brewis, and gave them every one someto stay their stomachs, and told them it was for their own safetythat he was obliged to give them but little at a time. But it wasall in vain; and had I not come on board, and their own commanderand officers with me, and with good words, and some threats also ofgiving them no more, I believe they would have broken into thecook-room by force, and torn the meat out of the furnace - forwords are indeed of very small force to a hungry belly; however, wepacified them, and fed them gradually and cautiously at first, andthe next time gave them more, and at last filled their bellies, andthe men did well enough.网易彩票But the misery of the poor passengers in the cabin was of anothernature, and far beyond the rest; for as, first, the ships companyhad so little for themselves, it was but too true that they had atfirst kept them very low, and at last totally neglected them: sothat for six or seven days it might be said they had really no foodat all, and for several days before very little. The poor mother,who, as the men reported, was a woman of sense and good breeding,had spared all she could so affectionately for her son, that atlast she entirely sank under it; and when the mate of our ship wentin, she sat upon the floor on deck, with her back up against thesides, between two chairs, which were lashed fast, and her headsunk between her shoulders like a corpse, though not quite dead.My mate said all he could to revive and encourage her, and with aspoon put some broth into her mouth. She opened her lips, andlifted up one hand, but could not speak: yet she understood whathe said, and made signs to him, intimating, that it was too latefor her, but pointed to her child, as if she would have said theyshould take care of him. However, the mate, who was exceedinglymoved at the sight, endeavoured to get some of the broth into hermouth, and, as he said, got two or three spoonfuls down - though Iquestion whether he could be sure of it or not; but it was toolate, and she died the same night.
果官网易The youth, who was preserved at the price of his most affectionatemothers life, was not so far gone; yet he lay in a cabin bed, asone stretched out, with hardly any life left in him. He had apiece of an old glove in his mouth, having eaten up the rest of it;however, being young, and having more strength than his mother, themate got something down his throat, and he began sensibly torevive; though by giving him, some time after, but two or threespoonfuls extraordinary, he was very sick, and brought it up again.彩票详情