瑞亚We were now under sail again, but I was the most disconsolatecreature alive for want of my man Friday, and would have been veryglad to have gone back to the island, to have taken one of the restfrom thence for my occasion, but it could not be: so we went on.We had one prisoner, as I have said, and it was a long time beforewe could make him understand anything; but in time our men taughthim some English, and he began to be a little tractable.Afterwards, we inquired what country he came from; but could makenothing of what he said; for his speech was so odd, all gutturals,and he spoke in the throat in such a hollow, odd manner, that wecould never form a word after him; and we were all of opinion thatthey might speak that language as well if they were gagged asotherwise; nor could we perceive that they had any occasion eitherfor teeth, tongue, lips, or palate, but formed their words just asa hunting-horn forms a tune with an open throat. He told us,however, some time after, when we had taught him to speak a littleEnglish, that they were going with their kings to fight a greatbattle. When he said kings, we asked him how many kings? He saidthey were five nation (we could not make him understand the plurals), and that they all joined to go against two nation. We askedhim what made them come up to us? He said, "To makee te greatwonder look." Here it is to be observed that all those natives, asalso those of Africa when they learn English, always add two es atthe end of the words where we use one; and they place the accentupon them, as makee, takee, and the like; nay, I could hardly makeFriday leave it off, though at last he did.泰拉瑞亚盘泰拉
瑞亚And now I name the poor fellow once more, I must take my last leaveof him. Poor honest Friday! We buried him with all the decencyand solemnity possible, by putting him into a coffin, and throwinghim into the sea; and I caused them to fire eleven guns for him.So ended the life of the most grateful, faithful, honest, and mostaffectionate servant that ever man had.泰拉泰拉瑞亚盘瑞亚We went now away with a fair wind for Brazil; and in about twelvedays time we made land, in the latitude of five degrees south ofthe line, being the north-easternmost land of all that part ofAmerica. We kept on S. by E., in sight of the shore four days,when we made Cape St. Augustine, and in three days came to ananchor off the bay of All Saints, the old place of my deliverance,from whence came both my good and evil fate. Never ship came tothis port that had less business than I had, and yet it was withgreat difficulty that we were admitted to hold the leastcorrespondence on shore: not my partner himself, who was alive,and made a great figure among them, not my two merchant-trustees,not the fame of my wonderful preservation in the island, couldobtain me that favour. My partner, however, remembering that I hadgiven five hundred moidores to the prior of the monastery of theAugustines, and two hundred and seventy-two to the poor, went tothe monastery, and obliged the prior that then was to go to thegovernor, and get leave for me personally, with the captain and onemore, besides eight seamen, to come on shore, and no more; and thisupon condition, absolutely capitulated for, that we should notoffer to land any goods out of the ship, or to carry any personaway without licence. They were so strict with us as to landingany goods, that it was with extreme difficulty that I got on shorethree bales of English goods, such as fine broadcloths, stuffs, andsome linen, which I had brought for a present to my partner.泰拉瑞亚He was a very generous, open-hearted man, although he began, likeme, with little at first. Though he knew not that I had the leastdesign of giving him anything, he sent me on board a present offresh provisions, wine, and sweetmeats, worth about thirtymoidores, including some tobacco, and three or four fine medals ofgold: but I was even with him in my present, which, as I havesaid, consisted of fine broadcloth, English stuffs, lace, and fineholland; also, I delivered him about the value of one hundredpounds sterling in the same goods, for other uses; and I obligedhim to set up the sloop, which I had brought with me from England,as I have said, for the use of my colony, in order to send therefreshments I intended to my plantation.
泰拉瑞亚Accordingly, he got hands, and finished the sloop in a very fewdays, for she was already framed; and I gave the master of her suchinstructions that he could not miss the place; nor did he, as I hadan account from my partner afterwards. I got him soon loaded withthe small cargo I sent them; and one of our seamen, that had beenon shore with me there, offered to go with the sloop and settlethere, upon my letter to the governor Spaniard to allot him asufficient quantity of land for a plantation, and on my giving himsome clothes and tools for his planting work, which he said heunderstood, having been an old planter at Maryland, and a buccaneerinto the bargain. I encouraged the fellow by granting all hedesired; and, as an addition, I gave him the savage whom we hadtaken prisoner of war to be his slave, and ordered the governorSpaniard to give him his share of everything he wanted with therest.泰拉详情