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.
W.A. - My dear, you mean, you wish I could teach you to know God,not God to know you; for He knows you already, and every thought inyour heart.豪卡尔VS嘉德维克
WIFE. - Why, then, He know what I say to you now: He know me wishto know Him. How shall me know who makee me?豪卡尔VS嘉德维克W.A. - Poor creature, He must teach thee: I cannot teach thee. Iwill pray to Him to teach thee to know Him, and forgive me, that amunworthy to teach thee.[The poor fellow was in such an agony at her desiring him to makeher know God, and her wishing to know Him, that he said he felldown on his knees before her, and prayed to God to enlighten hermind with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to pardon hissins, and accept of his being the unworthy instrument ofinstructing her in the principles of religion: after which he satdown by her again, and their dialogue went on. This was the timewhen we saw him kneel down and hold up his hands.]
Wife. - What you put down the knee for? What you hold up the handfor? What you say? Who you speak to? What is all that?The other colony was that of Will Atkins, where there were fourfamilies of Englishmen, I mean those I had left there, with theirwives and children; three savages that were slaves, the widow andchildren of the Englishman that was killed, the young man and themaid, and, by the way, we made a wife of her before we went away.There were besides the two carpenters and the tailor, whom Ibrought with me for them: also the smith, who was a very necessaryman to them, especially as a gunsmith, to take care of their arms;and my other man, whom I called Jack-of-all-trades, who was inhimself as good almost as twenty men; for he was not only a veryingenious fellow, but a very merry fellow, and before I went awaywe married him to the honest maid that came with the youth in theship I mentioned before.详情