全讯白菜领取全讯网600白菜As we went on shore upon the tide of flood, near high water, werowed directly into the creek; and the first man I fixed my eyeupon was the Spaniard whose life I had saved, and whom I knew byhis face perfectly well: as to his habit, I shall describe itafterwards. I ordered nobody to go on shore at first but myself;but there was no keeping Friday in the boat, for the affectionatecreature had spied his father at a distance, a good way off theSpaniards, where, indeed, I saw nothing of him; and if they had notlet him go ashore, he would have jumped into the sea. He was nosooner on shore, but he flew away to his father like an arrow outof a bow. It would have made any man shed tears, in spite of thefirmest resolution, to have seen the first transports of this poorfellows joy when he came to his father: how he embraced him,kissed him, stroked his face, took him up in his arms, set him downupon a tree, and lay down by him; then stood and looked at him, asany one would look at a strange picture, for a quarter of an hourtogether; then lay down on the ground, and stroked his legs, andkissed them, and then got up again and stared at him; one wouldhave thought the fellow bewitched. But it would have made a doglaugh the next day to see how his passion ran out another way: inthe morning he walked along the shore with his father severalhours, always leading him by the hand, as if he had been a lady;and every now and then he would come to the boat to fetch somethingor other for him, either a lump of sugar, a dram, a biscuit, orsomething or other that was good. In the afternoon his frolics rananother way; for then he would set the old man down upon theground, and dance about him, and make a thousand antic gestures;and all the while he did this he would be talking to him, andtelling him one story or another of his travels, and of what hadhappened to him abroad to divert him. In short, if the same filialaffection was to be found in Christians to their parents in ourpart of the world, one would be tempted to say there would hardlyhave been any need of the fifth commandment.
全讯白菜But this is a digression: I return to my landing. It would beneedless to take notice of all the ceremonies and civilities thatthe Spaniards received me with. The first Spaniard, whom, as Isaid, I knew very well, was he whose life I had saved. He cametowards the boat, attended by one more, carrying a flag of trucealso; and he not only did not know me at first, but he had nothoughts, no notion of its being me that was come, till I spoke tohim. "Seignior," said I, in Portuguese, "do you not know me?" Atwhich he spoke not a word, but giving his musket to the man thatwas with him, threw his arms abroad, saying something in Spanishthat I did not perfectly hear, came forward and embraced me,telling me he was inexcusable not to know that face again that hehad once seen, as of an angel from heaven sent to save his life; hesaid abundance of very handsome things, as a well-bred Spaniardalways knows how, and then, beckoning to the person that attendedhim, bade him go and call out his comrades. He then asked me if Iwould walk to my old habitation, where he would give me possessionof my own house again, and where I should see they had made butmean improvements. I walked along with him, but, alas! I could nomore find the place than if I had never been there; for they hadplanted so many trees, and placed them in such a position, so thickand close to one another, and in ten years time they were grown sobig, that the place was inaccessible, except by such windings andblind ways as they themselves only, who made them, could find.白菜领取全讯网600全讯白菜I asked them what put them upon all these fortifications; he toldme I would say there was need enough of it when they had given mean account how they had passed their time since their arriving inthe island, especially after they had the misfortune to find that Iwas gone. He told me he could not but have some pleasure in mygood fortune, when he heard that I was gone in a good ship, and tomy satisfaction; and that he had oftentimes a strong persuasionthat one time or other he should see me again, but nothing thatever befell him in his life, he said, was so surprising andafflicting to him at first as the disappointment he was under whenhe came back to the island and found I was not there.全讯
白菜As to the three barbarians (so he called them) that were leftbehind, and of whom, he said, he had a long story to tell me, theSpaniards all thought themselves much better among the savages,only that their number was so small: "And," says he, "had theybeen strong enough, we had been all long ago in purgatory;" andwith that he crossed himself on the breast. "But, sir," says he,"I hope you will not be displeased when I shall tell you how,forced by necessity, we were obliged for our own preservation todisarm them, and make them our subjects, as they would not becontent with being moderately our masters, but would be ourmurderers." I answered I was afraid of it when I left them there,and nothing troubled me at my parting from the island but that theywere not come back, that I might have put them in possession ofeverything first, and left the others in a state of subjection, asthey deserved; but if they had reduced them to it I was very glad,and should be very far from finding any fault with it; for I knewthey were a parcel of refractory, ungoverned villains, and were fitfor any manner of mischief.全讯白菜At the same time I ordered the mate to go into the great cabin, andsee what condition the poor passengers were in; and if they werealive, to comfort them, and give them what refreshment was proper:and the surgeon gave him a large pitcher, with some of the preparedbroth which he had given the mate that was on board, and which hedid not question would restore them gradually. I was not satisfiedwith this; but, as I said above, having a great mind to see thescene of misery which I knew the ship itself would present me with,in a more lively manner than I could have it by report, I took thecaptain of the ship, as we now called him, with me, and wentmyself, a little after, in their boat.详情