晒米 THAT homely proverb, used on so many occasions in England, viz."That what is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh," wasnever more verified than in the story of my Life. Any one wouldthink that after thirty-five years' affliction, and a variety ofunhappy circumstances, which few men, if any, ever went throughbefore, and after near seven years of peace and enjoyment in thefulness of all things; grown old, and when, if ever, it might beallowed me to have had experience of every state of middle life,and to know which was most adapted to make a man completely happy;I say, after all this, any one would have thought that the nativepropensity to rambling which I gave an account of in my firstsetting out in the world to have been so predominant in mythoughts, should be worn out, and I might, at sixty one years ofage, have been a little inclined to stay at home, and have doneventuring life and fortune any more.
竞彩I carried also a hundred spare arms, muskets, and fusees; besidessome pistols, a considerable quantity of shot of all sizes, threeor four tons of lead, and two pieces of brass cannon; and, becauseI knew not what time and what extremities I was providing for, Icarried a hundred barrels of powder, besides swords, cutlasses, andthe iron part of some pikes and halberds. In short, we had a largemagazine of all sorts of store; and I made my nephew carry twosmall quarter-deck guns more than he wanted for his ship, to leavebehind if there was occasion; so that when we came there we mightbuild a fort and man it against all sorts of enemies. Indeed, I atfirst thought there would be need enough for all, and much more, ifwe hoped to maintain our possession of the island, as shall be seenin the course of that story.晒米竞彩下载下载
晒米I had not such bad luck in this voyage as I had been used to meetwith, and therefore shall have the less occasion to interrupt thereader, who perhaps may be impatient to hear how matters went withmy colony; yet some odd accidents, cross winds and bad weatherhappened on this first setting out, which made the voyage longerthan I expected it at first; and I, who had never made but onevoyage, my first voyage to Guinea, in which I might be said to comeback again, as the voyage was at first designed, began to think thesame ill fate attended me, and that I was born to be nevercontented with being on shore, and yet to be always unfortunate atsea. Contrary winds first put us to the northward, and we wereobliged to put in at Galway, in Ireland, where we lay wind-boundtwo-and-twenty days; but we had this satisfaction with thedisaster, that provisions were here exceeding cheap, and in theutmost plenty; so that while we lay here we never touched theship's stores, but rather added to them. Here, also, I took inseveral live hogs, and two cows with their calves, which Iresolved, if I had a good passage, to put on shore in my island;but we found occasion to dispose otherwise of them.竞彩晒米竞彩下载下载We set out on the 5th of February from Ireland, and had a very fairgale of wind for some days. As I remember, it might be about the20th of February in the evening late, when the mate, having thewatch, came into the round-house and told us he saw a flash offire, and heard a gun fired; and while he was telling us of it, aboy came in and told us the boatswain heard another. This made usall run out upon the quarter-deck, where for a while we heardnothing; but in a few minutes we saw a very great light, and foundthat there was some very terrible fire at a distance; immediatelywe had recourse to our reckonings, in which we all agreed thatthere could be no land that way in which the fire showed itself,no, not for five hundred leagues, for it appeared at WNW. Uponthis, we concluded it must be some ship on fire at sea; and as, byour hearing the noise of guns just before, we concluded that itcould not be far off, we stood directly towards it, and werepresently satisfied we should discover it, because the further wesailed, the greater the light appeared; though, the weather beinghazy, we could not perceive anything but the light for a while. Inabout half-an-hour's sailing, the wind being fair for us, thoughnot much of it, and the weather clearing up a little, we couldplainly discern that it was a great ship on fire in the middle ofthe sea.晒米竞彩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.
下载晒米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.竞彩详情