游戏In this voyage, being by contrary winds obliged to beat up and downa great while in the Straits of Malacca and among the islands, wewere no sooner got clear of those difficult seas than we found ourship had sprung a leak, but could not discover where it was. Thisforced us to make some port; and my partner, who knew the countrybetter than I did, directed the captain to put into the river ofCambodia; for I had made the English mate, one Mr. Thompson,captain, not being willing to take the charge of the ship uponmyself. This river lies on the north side of the great bay or gulfwhich goes up to Siam. While we were here, and going often onshore for refreshment, there comes to me one day an Englishman, agunners mate on board an English East India ship, then riding inthe same river. "Sir," says he, addressing me, "you are a strangerto me, and I to you; but I have something to tell you that verynearly concerns you. I am moved by the imminent danger you are in,and, for aught I see, you have no knowledge of it." - "I know nodanger I am in," said I, "but that my ship is leaky, and I cannotfind it out; but I intend to lay her aground to-morrow, to see if Ican find it." - "But, sir," says he, "leaky or not leaky, you willbe wiser than to lay your ship on shore to-morrow when you hearwhat I have to say to you. Do you know, sir," said he, "the townof Cambodia lies about fifteen leagues up the river; and there aretwo large English ships about five leagues on this side, and threeDutch?" - "Well," said I, "and what is that to me?" - "Why, sir,"said be, "is it for a man that is upon such adventures as you areto come into a port, and not examine first what ships there arethere, and whether he is able to deal with them? I suppose you donot think you are a match for them?" I could not conceive what hemeant; and I turned short upon him, and said: "I wish you wouldexplain yourself; I cannot imagine what reason I have to be afraidof any of the companys ships, or Dutch ships. I am no interloper.What can they have to say to me?" - "Well, sir," says he, with asmile, "if you think yourself secure you must take your chance; buttake my advice, if you do not put to sea immediately, you will thevery next tide be attacked by five longboats full of men, andperhaps if you are taken you will be hanged for a pirate, and theparticulars be examined afterwards. I thought, sir," added he, "Ishould have met with a better reception than this for doing you apiece of service of such importance." - "I can never beungrateful," said I, "for any service, or to any man that offers meany kindness; but it is past my comprehension what they should havesuch a design upon me for: however, since you say there is no timeto be lost, and that there is some villainous design on handagainst me, I will go on board this minute, and put to seaimmediately, if my men can stop the leak; but, sir," said I, "shallI go away ignorant of the cause of all this? Can you give me nofurther light into it?"皇后游戏大厅4美大厅
皇后"I can tell you but part of the story, sir," says he; "but I have aDutch seaman here with me, and I believe I could persuade him totell you the rest; but there is scarce time for it. But the shortof the story is this - the first part of which I suppose you knowwell enough - that you were with this ship at Sumatra; that thereyour captain was murdered by the Malays, with three of his men; andthat you, or some of those that were on board with you, ran awaywith the ship, and are since turned pirates. This is the sum ofthe story, and you will all be seized as pirates, I can assure you,and executed with very little ceremony; for you know merchant shipsshow but little law to pirates if they get them into their power."- "Now you speak plain English," said I, "and I thank you; andthough I know nothing that we have done like what you talk of, forI am sure we came honestly and fairly by the ship; yet seeing sucha work is doing, as you say, and that you seem to mean honestly, Iwill be upon my guard." - "Nay, sir," says he, "do not talk ofbeing upon your guard; the best defence is to be out of danger. Ifyou have any regard for your life and the lives of all your men,put to sea without fail at high-water; and as you have a whole tidebefore you, you will be gone too far out before they can come down;for they will come away at high-water, and as they have twentymiles to come, you will get near two hours of them by thedifference of the tide, not reckoning the length of the way:besides, as they are only boats, and not ships, they will notventure to follow you far out to sea, especially if it blows." -"Well," said I, "you have been very kind in this: what shall I doto make you amends?" - "Sir," says he, "you may not be willing tomake me any amends, because you may not be convinced of the truthof it. I will make an offer to you: I have nineteen months paydue to me on board the ship -, which I came out of England in; andthe Dutchman that is with me has seven months pay due to him. Ifyou will make good our pay to us we will go along with you; if youfind nothing more in it we will desire no more; but if we doconvince you that we have saved your lives, and the ship, and thelives of all the men in her, we will leave the rest to you."游戏皇后游戏大厅4美大厅I consented to this readily, and went immediately on board, and thetwo men with me. As soon as I came to the ships side, my partner,who was on board, came out on the quarter-deck, and called to me,with a great deal of joy, "We have stopped the leak - we havestopped the leak!" - "Say you so?" said I; "thank God; but weighanchor, then, immediately." - "Weigh!" says he; "what do you meanby that? What is the matter?" - "Ask no questions," said I; "butset all hands to work, and weigh without losing a minute." He wassurprised; however, he called the captain, and he immediatelyordered the anchor to be got up; and though the tide was not quitedown, yet a little land-breeze blowing, we stood out to sea. ThenI called him into the cabin, and told him the story; and we calledin the men, and they told us the rest of it; but as it took up agreat deal of time, before we had done a seaman comes to the cabindoor, and called out to us that the captain bade him tell us wewere chased by five sloops, or boats, full of men. "Very well,"said I, "then it is apparent there is something in it." I thenordered all our men to be called up, and told them there was adesign to seize the ship, and take us for pirates, and asked themif they would stand by us, and by one another; the men answeredcheerfully, one and all, that they would live and die with us.Then I asked the captain what way he thought best for us to managea fight with them; for resist them I was resolved we would, andthat to the last drop. He said readily, that the way was to keepthem off with our great shot as long as we could, and then to useour small arms, to keep them from boarding us; but when neither ofthese would do any longer, we would retire to our close quarters,for perhaps they had not materials to break open our bulkheads, orget in upon us.皇后游戏The gunner had in the meantime orders to bring two guns, to bearfore and aft, out of the steerage, to clear the deck, and load themwith musket-bullets, and small pieces of old iron, and what camenext to hand. Thus we made ready for fight; but all this while wekept out to sea, with wind enough, and could see the boats at adistance, being five large longboats, following us with all thesail they could make.
大厅皇后Two of those boats (which by our glasses we could see were English)outsailed the rest, were near two leagues ahead of them, and gainedupon us considerably, so that we found they would come up with us;upon which we fired a gun without ball, to intimate that theyshould bring to: and we put out a flag of truce, as a signal forparley: but they came crowding after us till within shot, when wetook in our white flag, they having made no answer to it, and hungout a red flag, and fired at them with a shot. Notwithstandingthis, they came on till they were near enough to call to them witha speaking-trumpet, bidding them keep off at their peril.游戏WIFE. - So then He never makee kill, never angry when you dowicked; then He no good Himself, or no great able.详情