企鹅 About three quarters of a year after this separation, a new frolictook these rogues, which, together with the former villainy theyhad committed, brought mischief enough upon them, and had very nearbeen the ruin of the whole colony. The three new associates began,it seems, to be weary of the laborious life they led, and thatwithout hope of bettering their circumstances: and a whim tookthem that they would make a voyage to the continent, from whencethe savages came, and would try if they could seize upon someprisoners among the natives there, and bring them home, so as tomake them do the laborious part of the work for them.
电竞I was most sensibly touched with this disaster, though not at allacquainted with the persons engaged in it; I presently recollectedmy former circumstances, and what condition I was in when taken upby the Portuguese captain; and how much more deplorable thecircumstances of the poor creatures belonging to that ship must be,if they had no other ship in company with them. Upon this Iimmediately ordered that five guns should be fired, one soon afteranother, that, if possible, we might give notice to them that therewas help for them at hand and that they might endeavour to savethemselves in their boat; for though we could see the flames of theship, yet they, it being night, could see nothing of us.企鹅电竞直播下载安装直播
下载We lay by some time upon this, only driving as the burning shipdrove, waiting for daylight; when, on a sudden, to our greatterror, though we had reason to expect it, the ship blew up in theair; and in a few minutes all the fire was out, that is to say, therest of the ship sunk. This was a terrible, and indeed anafflicting sight, for the sake of the poor men, who, I concluded,must be either all destroyed in the ship, or be in the utmostdistress in their boat, in the middle of the ocean; which, atpresent, as it was dark, I could not see. However, to direct themas well as I could, I caused lights to be hung out in all parts ofthe ship where we could, and which we had lanterns for, and keptfiring guns all the night long, letting them know by this thatthere was a ship not far off.安装企鹅电竞直播下载安装企鹅About eight o'clock in the morning we discovered the ship's boatsby the help of our perspective glasses, and found there were two ofthem, both thronged with people, and deep in the water. Weperceived they rowed, the wind being against them; that they sawour ship, and did their utmost to make us see them. We immediatelyspread our ancient, to let them know we saw them, and hung a waftout, as a signal for them to come on board, and then made moresail, standing directly to them. In little more than half-an-hourwe came up with them; and took them all in, being no less thansixty-four men, women, and children; for there were a great manypassengers.电竞直播Upon inquiry we found it was a French merchant ship of three-hundred tons, home-bound from Quebec. The master gave us a longaccount of the distress of his ship; how the fire began in thesteerage by the negligence of the steersman, which, on his cryingout for help, was, as everybody thought, entirely put out; but theysoon found that some sparks of the first fire had got into somepart of the ship so difficult to come at that they could noteffectually quench it; and afterwards getting in between thetimbers, and within the ceiling of the ship, it proceeded into thehold, and mastered all the skill and all the application they wereable to exert.
下载安装They had no more to do then but to get into their boats, which, totheir great comfort, were pretty large; being their long-boat, anda great shallop, besides a small skiff, which was of no greatservice to them, other than to get some fresh water and provisionsinto her, after they had secured their lives from the fire. Theyhad, indeed, small hopes of their lives by getting into these boatsat that distance from any land; only, as they said, that they thusescaped from the fire, and there was a possibility that some shipmight happen to be at sea, and might take them in. They had sails,oars, and a compass; and had as much provision and water as, withsparing it so as to be next door to starving, might support themabout twelve days, in which, if they had no bad weather and nocontrary winds, the captain said he hoped he might get to the banksof Newfoundland, and might perhaps take some fish, to sustain themtill they might go on shore. But there were so many chancesagainst them in all these cases, such as storms, to overset andfounder them; rains and cold, to benumb and perish their limbs;contrary winds, to keep them out and starve them; that it must havebeen next to miraculous if they had escaped.企鹅详情