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Their deep-green shadow o'er the rocky door, No grateful country, smiling through her tears,
Then dived-it seem'd as if to rise no more : Begun the praises of a thousand years ;
His wondering mates, amazed within their bark, No nation's eyes would on their tomb be bent,
Or deem'd him mad, or prey to the blue shark; No heroes envy them their monument;
Row'd down in sorrow the sea-girded rock, However boldly their warm blood was spilt,
Then paused upon their paddles from the shock; Their life was shame, their epitaph was guilt.
When, fresh and springing from the deep, they saw And this they knew and felt, at least the one,
A goddess rise-so deem'd they in their awe; The leader of the band he had undone ;
And their companion, glorious by her side, Who, born perchance for better things, had set
Proud and exulting in his mermaid bride ; His life upon a cast which linger'd yet:
And how, when undeceived, the pair they bore But now the die was to be thrown, and all
With sounding couchs and joyous shouts to shore; The chances were in favor of his fall;
How they had gladly lived and calmly died, - And such a fall! But still he faced the shock,
And why not also Torquil and his bride?

Obdurate as a portion of the rock
Not mine to tell the rapturous caress

Whereon he stood, and fix'd his levell'd gun, Which follow'd wildly in that wild recess.

Dark as a sullen cloud before the sun.
This tale; enough that all within that cave

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Was love, though buried strong as in the grave
Where Abelard, through twenty years of death,

The boat drew nigh, well arm'd, and firm the crew When Eloisa's form was lower'd beneath

To act whatever duty bade them do ; Their nuptial vault, his arms outstretch'd, and Careless of danger, as the onward wind press'd

Is of the leaves it strews, nor looks behind.
The kindling ashes to his kindled breast.*

And yet perhaps they rather wish'd to go
The waves without sang round their couch, their roar Against a nation's than a native foe,
As much unheeded as if life were o'er ;

And felt that this poor victim of self-will,
Within, their hearts made all their harmony,

Briton no more, had once been Britain's still. Love's broken murmur and more broken sigh.

They hail'd him to surrender- no reply:

Their arms were poised, and glitter'd in the sky. X.

They hail'd again—no answer; yet once more And they, the cause and sharers of the shock They offer'd quarter louder than before. Which left them exiles of the hollow rock,

The echoes only, from the rock's rebound, Where were they? O'er the sea for life they plied, Took their last farewell of the dying sound. To seek from Heaven the shelter men denied.

Then flash'd the fint, and blazed the volleying flame Another course had been their choice-but where? And the smoke rose between them and their aim. The wave which bore them still their foes would bear, While the rock rattled with the bullets' knell, Who disappointed of their former chase,

Which peal'd in vain, and flatten'd as they fell: In search of Christian now rencw'd their race.

Then flew the only answer to be given Eager with anger, their strong arms made way

By those who had lost all hope in earth or heaven. Like vultures baffled of their previous prey.

After the first fierce peal, as they pull'd nigher, They gain’d upon them, all whose safety lay They heard the voice of Christian shout, "Now fire!" In some bleak crag or deeply-hidden bay:

And ere the word upon the echo died, No further chance or choice remain'd; and right

Two fell; the rest assail'd the rock's rough side, For the first further rock which met their sight

And, furious at the madness of their foes, They steer'd, to take their latest view of land,

Disdain'd all further efforts, save to close. And yield as victims, or die sword in hand; But steep the crag, and all without a path, Dismiss'd the natives and their shallop, who

Each step opposed a bastion to their wrath ; Would still have battled for that scanty crew;

While, placed 'mid clefts the least accessible But Christian bade them seek their shore again, Which Christian's eye was train’d to mark full well, Nor add a sacrifice which were in vain ;

The three maintain’d a strife which must not yield, For what were simple bow and savage spear

In spots where eagles might have chosen to build. Against the arms that must be wielded here? Their every shot told; while the assailant fell,

Dash'd on the shingles like the limpet shell ;
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But still enough survived, and mounted still,
They landed on a wild but narrow scene,

Scattering their numbers here and there, until Where few but Nature's footsteps yet had been; Surrounded and commanded, though not nigh Prepared their arms, and with that gloomy eye, Enough for seizure, near enough to die, Stern and sustain'd of man's extremity,

The desperate trio held aloof their fate When hope is gone, nor glory's self remains But by a thread, like sharks who have gorged the To cheer resistance against death or chains,

bait; They stood, the three, as the three hundred stood Yet to the very last they battled well, Who dyed Thermopylæ with holy blood.

And not a groan inform'd their foes who fell. But, ah! how different! 'tis the cause makes all, Christian died last-twice wounded; and once more Degrades or hallows courage in its fall.

Mercy was offer'd when they saw his gore; O'er them no fame, eternal and intense,

Too late for life, but not too late to die, Blazed through the clouds of death and beckon'd With, though a hostile hand, to close his eye. hence;

A limb was broken, and he droop'd along • The tradition is attached to the story of Elolaa, that when ber body w The sound revived him, or appear'd to wake

Tne crag, as doth a falcon reft of young. lowered into the grave of Abelard, (who had been buried twenty years,) be

Some passion which a weakly gesture spake;

opened his ama to receive her.

He beckon'd to the foremost, who drew nigh, | Till its dried wing relapsed from its brief height,
But, as they near'd, he rear'd his weapon high- To gather moisture for another flight.
His last ball had been aim'd, but from his breast
He tore the topmost button from his vest, *

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Down the tube dash'd it, levell’d, fired, and smiled 'Twas morn; and Neuha, who by dawn of day
As his foe fell; then, like a serpent, coil'd Swam smoothly forth to catch the rising ray,
His wounded, weary form, to where the steep And watch if aught approach'd the amphibious .air
Look'd desperate as himself along the deep; Where lay her lover, saw a sail in air :
Cast one glance back, and clench'd his hand, and It Alapp'd, it fill’d, and to the growing gale
shook

Bent its broad arch: her breath began to fail His last rage 'gainst the earth which he forsook ; With fluttering fear, her heart beat thick and high, Then plunged: the rock below received like glass While yet a doubt sprung where its course might lie. His body crush'd into one gory mass,

But no! it came not; fast and far away With scarce a shred to tell of human form, The shadow lessen'd as it clear'd the bay. Or fragment for the sea-bird or the worm ; She gazed and flung the sea-foam from her eyes, A fair-hair'd scalp, besmear'd with blood and weeds, To watch as for a rainbow in the skies. Yet reek'd, the remnant of himself and deeds, On the horizon verged the distant deck, Some splinters of his weapons, (to the last, Diminish'd, dwindled to a very speckAs long as hand could hold, he held them fast,) Then vanish'd. All was ocean, all was joy! Yet glitter'd, but at distance-hurl'd away Down plunged she through the cave to rouse her boy, To rust beneath the dew and dashing spray; Told all she had seen, and all she hoped, and all The rest was nothing-save a life mispent, That happy love could augur or recall; And soul-but who shall answer where it went? Sprung forth again, with Torquil following free 'Tis ours to bear, not judge the dead; and they His bounding nereid over the broad sea; Who doom to hell, themselves are on the way, Swam round the rock, to where a shallow cleft Unless these bullies of eternal pains

Hid the canoe that Neuha there had left Are pardon'd their bad hearts for their worse brains. Drifting along the tide, without an oar,

That eve the strangers chased them from the shore;

But when these vanish'd, she pursued her prow, XIII.

Regain'd, and urged to where they found it now: The deed was over! All were gone or ta'en,

Nor ever did more love and joy embark,
The fugitive, the captive, or the slain.

Than now was wafted in that slender ark.
Chain'd on the deck, where once, a gallant crew,
They stood with honor, were the wretched few

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Survivors of the skirmish on the isle ;

Again their own shore rises on the view, But the last rock left no surviving spoil.

No more polluted with a hostile hue ; Cold these lay where they fell, and weltering, No sullen ship lay bristling o'er the foam, While o'er them flapp'd the sea-bird's dewy wing, A floating dungeon :-all was hope and home! Now wheeling nearer from the neighboring surge, A thousand proas darted o'er the bay, And screaming high their harsh and hungry dirge: With sounding shells, and heralded their way; But calm and careless heaved the wave below, The chiefs came down, around the people pour'd, Eternal with unsympathetic flow;

And welcome Torquil as a son restored ; Far o'er its face the dolphins sported on,

The women throng'd, embracing and embraced And sprung the flying fish against the sun, By Neuha, asking where they had been chased,

And how escaped ? The tale was told; and then • In Thibeok's account of Frederic the Second of Prussia, there is a sin- One acclamation rent the sky again ; gular relation of a young Frenchman, who with his mistress, appeared to be And from that hour a new tradition gave of soppe rank. He enlisted and dearted at Scweidnitz: and after a desperate Paistance was relaken, having killed an officer, who attempted to seizo him Their sanctuary the name of "Neuha's Cave.” after he was wounded, by the discharge of his musket loaded with a button of A hundred fires, far flickering from the height, bis uniform. Some circumstances on his court martial raised a great interest sinong his judges, who wished to discover his real eituation in life, which he Blazed o'er the general revel of the night, offered to discose, bet to the king only, to whom he requested permission to The feast in honor of the guest, return'd vrie. This was refwed, and Frederie was filed with the greatest indigna To peace and pleasure, perilously earn'd: lion, from batted curiosity or some other motive, when he understood that his mquent had been denied-See Thibaul's Work, vol. c.-1 quote from merr

A night succeeded by such happy days
As only the yet infant world displays.

APPENDIX TO THE ISLAND.

EXTRACT FROM THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN BLIGH. On the 27th of December it blew a severe storm of through Straits le Maire. We passed New Year's wind from the eastward, in the course of which we Harbor and Cape St. John, and on Monday the 31st suffered greatly. One sea broke away the spare were in latitude 60 degrees 1 minute south. But yards and spars out of the starboard main-chains; the wind became variable, and we had bad weather. another broke into the ship and stove all the boats. Storms, attended with great sea, prevailed until the Several casks of beer that had been lashed on deck 12th of April. The ship began to leak, and requirbroke loose, and were washed overboard ; and it was ed pumping every hour, which was no more than not without great risk and difficulty that we were we had reason to expect from such a continuance of able to secure the boats from being washed away gales of wind and high seas. The dech also beentirely. A great quantity of our bread was also came so leaky, that it was necessary to allot the damaged and rendered useless, for the sea had great cabin, of which I made little use except in stove in our stern, and filled the cabin with water. fine weather, to those people who had not berths to

On the 5th of January, 1788, we saw the island hang their hammocks in, and by this means the of Teneriffe about twelve leagues distant; and next space between decks was less crowded. day being Sunday, came to an anchor in the road With all this bad weather, we had the additional of Santa Cruz. There we took in the necessary mortification to find, at the end of every day, that supplies, and, having finished our business, sailed we were losing ground; for, notwithstanding our on the 10th.

utmost exertions, and keeping on the most advanI now divided the people into three watches, and tageous tracks, we did little better than drift before gave the charge of the third watch to Mr. Fletcher the wind. On Tuesday the 22d of April, we had Christian, one of the mates. I have always con- eight down on the sick list, and the rest of the peo sidered this a desirable regulation when circum- ple, though in good health, were greatly fatigued; stances will admit of it; and I am persuaded that but I saw, with much concern, that it was impossiunbroken rest not only contributes much towards ble to make a passage this way to the Scuiety Is the health of the ship's company, but enables them lands, for we had now been thirty days in a tempestmore readily to exert themselves in cases of sud- uous ocean. Thus the season was too far advanced den emergency.

for us to expect better weather to enable us to double As I wished to proceed to Otaheite without stop- Cape Horn; and, from these and other considera. ping, I reduced the allowance of bread to two- tions, I ordered the helm to be put a-weather, and thirds, and caused the water for drinking to be fil-bore away for the Cape of Good Hope, to the great tered through drip-stones, bought at Teneriffe for joy of every one on board. that purpose. I now acquainted the ship's compa We came to an anchor on Friday the 23d of May ny of the object of the voyage, and gave assurances in Simon's bay, at the Cape, after a tolerable run, of certain promotion to every one whose endeavors The ship required complete caulking, for she had should merit it.

become so leaky, that we were obliged to pump On Tuesday the 26th of February, being in south hourly in our passage from Cape Horn. The sails latitude 29 degrees, 38 minutes, and 44 degrees, and rigging also required repair; and on examining 44 minutes west longitude, we bent new sails, and the provisions, a considerable quantity was found made other necessary preparations for encountering damaged. the weather that was to be expected in a high lati Having remained thirty-eight days in this place, tude. Our distance from the coast of Brazil was and my people having received all the advantage about one hundred leagues.

that could be derived froin refreshments of every On the forenoon of Sunday the 2d of March, after kind that could be met with, we sailed on the 1st of seeing that every person was clean, divine service July. was performed, according to my usual custom on A gale of wind blew on the 20th, with a high sea : this day. I gave to Mr. Fletcher Christian, whom it increased after noon with such violence, that the I had before directed to take charge of the third ship was driven almost forecastle under before we watch, a written order to act as lieutenant. could get the sails clewed up. The lower yards

The change of temperature soon began to be sen- were lowered, and the topgallant-masts got down sibly felt, and that the people might not suffer from upon deck, which relieved her much. We lay to their own negligence, I supplied them with thicker all night, and in the morning bore away under a clothing, as better suited to the climate. A great reefed foresail. The sca still running high, in the number of whales of an immense size, with two afternoon it became very unsafe to stand on: we spout-holes on the back of the head, were seen on therefore lay to all night, without any accident, ex the llth.

cepting that a man at the steerage was thrown over On a complaint made to me by the master, I the wheel and much bruised. Towards noon the found it necessary to punish Matthew Quintal, one violence of the storm abated, and we again bore of the seamen, with two dozen of lashes, for inso- away under the reefed foresail. lence and mutinous behaviour, which was the first In a few days we passed the island of St. Paul, time that there was any occasion for punishment on where there is good fresh water, as I was informed board.

by a Dutch captain, and also a hot spring, which We were off Cape St. Diego, the eastern part of boils fish as completely as if done by a fire. Ap; the Terra del Fuego, and, the wind being unfaror- proaching to Van Dieman's land, we had much bad able, I thought it more advisable to go round to the weather, with snow and hail; but nothing was seen eastward of Staten-land than to attempt passing to indicate our vicinity on the 13th of August, ex

rept a seal, which appeared at the distance of twenty day by five of the natives; but the men were not leagues from it. We anchored in Adventure Bay taken until nearly three weeks afterwards. Learnon Wednesday the 20th.

ing the place where they were, in a different quarter In our passage thither from the Cape of Good of the island of Otaheite, I went thither in the cutHope, the winds were chiefly from the westward, ter, thinking there would be no great difficulty in with very boisterous weather. The approach of securing them with the assistance of the natives. strong southerly winds is announced by many birds However, they heard of my arrival ; and when I of the albatross or petrel tribe ; and the abatement was near a house in which they were, they came out of the gale, or a shift of wind to the northward, by without their fire-arms, and delivered themselves their keeping away. The thermometer also varies up. Some of the chiefs had formerly seized and five or six degrees in its height when a change of bound these deserters; but had been prevailed on, these winds may be expected.

by fair promises of returning peaceably to the ship, In the land surrounding Adventure Bay are many to release them. But finding an opportunity again forest trees one hundred and fifty feet high: we saw to get possession of their arms, they set the natives one which measured above thirty-three feet in girth. at defiance. We observed several eagles, some beantiful blue- The object of the voyage being now completed, plumaged herons, and paroquets in great variety. all the bread-fruit plants, to the number of one

The natives not appearing, we went in search of thousand and fifteen, were got on board on Tuesday them towards Cape Frederic Henry. Soon after, the 31st of March. Besides these, we had collected coming to a grapnel close to the shore, for it was many other plants, some of them bearing the finest impossible to land, we heard their voices, like the fruits in the world ; and valuable, from affording cackling of geese, and twenty persons came out of brilliant dyes, and for various properties besides. the woods. We threw trinkets ashore tied up in At sunset of the 4th of April, we made sail from parcels, which they would not open until I made an Otaheite, bidding farewell to an island where for appearance of leaving them: then they did so, and, twenty-three weeks we have been treated with the taking the articles out, put them on their heads. utmost affection and regard, and which seemed to On first coming in sight they made a prodigious increase in proportion to our stay. That we were clattering in their speech, and held their arms over not insensible to their kindness, the succeeding cirtheir heads. They spoke so quick, that it was im- cumstances sufficiently proved ; for to the friendly possible to catch one single word they uttered. and endearing behavior of these people may be asTheir color is of a dull black; their skin scarified cribed the motives inciting an event that affected about the breast and shoulders. One was distin- the ruin of our expedition, which there was every gnished by his body being colored with red ochre, reason to believe would have been attended with but all the others were painted black, with a kind the most favorable issue. of soot, so thickly laid over their faces and should- Next morning we got sight of the Island Huaers, that it was difficult to ascertain what they heine; and a double canoe soon eoming alongside, were like.

containing ten natives, I saw among them a young On Thursday, the 4th of September, we sailed out man, who recollected me, and called me by my of Adventure Bay, steering first towards east-south- name. I had been here in the year 1780, with Cap east, and then to the northward of east, when, on tain Cook, in the Resolution. A few days after the 19th, we came in sight of a cluster of small sailing from this island, the weather became squally, rocky islands, which I named Bounty Isles. Soon and a thick body of black clouds collected in the afterwards we frequently observed the sea in the east. A water-spout was in a short time seen at no night-time, to be covered by luminous spots, caused great distance from us, which appeared to great adby amazing quantities of small blubbers, or Medu- vantage from the darkness of the clouds behind it. sæ, which emit a light like a blaze of a candle from As nearly as I could judge, the upper part was about the strings or filaments extending from them, while two feet in diameter, and the lower about eight the rest of the body continues perfectly dark. inches. Scarcely had I made these remarks, when

We discovered the Island of Otaheite on the I observed that it was rapidly advancing towards 3th, and, before casting anchor next morning in the ship. We immediately altered our course, and Matavai Bay, such numbers of canoes had come off, took in all the sails except the foresail ; soon after that, after the natives ascertained we were friends, which it passed within ten yards of the stern, with they came on board, and crowded the deck so much, a rustling noise, but without our feeling the lest efthat in ten minutes I could scarce find my own peo- fect from its being so near. It seemed to be travple. The whole distance which the ship had run, elling at the rate of about ten miles an hour, in the In direct and contrary courses, from the time of direction of the wind, as it dispersed in a quarter of leaving England until reaching Otaheite, was an hour after passing us. It is impossible to say twenty-seven thousand and eighty-six miles, which, what injury we should have received had it passed on an average, was one hundred and eight miles directly over us. Masts, I imagine, might have each twenty-four hours.

been carried away, but I do not apprehend that it Here we lost our surgeon on the 9th of Decem- would have endangered the loss of the ship. ber. Of late he had scarcely ever stirred out of the Passing several islands on the way, we anchored cabin, though not apprehended to be in a dangerous at Annamooka on the 23d of April ; and an old lame state. Nevertheless, appearing worse than usual man called Tepa, whom I had known here in 1777, in the evening, he was removed where he could ob- and immediately recollected, came on board, along tain more air, but without any benefit, for he died with others, from different islands in the vicinity. in an hour afterwards. This unfortunate man They were desirous to see the ship, and on being drank very hard, and was so averse to exercise, that taken below, where the bread-fruit plants were arhe would never be prevailed on to take half a dozen ranged, they testified great surprise. "A few of these turns on deck at a time during all the course of the being decayed, we went on shore to procure some in voyage. He was buried on shore.

their place. On Monday, the 5th of January, the small cutter The natives exhibited numerous marks of the pewas missed, of which I was immediately apprised. culiar mourning which they express on losing their The ship's company being mustered, we found three relatives; such as bloody temples, their heads being men absent, who had carried it off. They had taken deprived of most of their hair ; and what was worse, with them eight stand of arms and ammunition; almost the whole of them had lost some of their but with regard to their plan, every one on board fingers. Several fine boys, not above six years old, seemed to be quite ignorant. 'I therefore went on had lost both their little fingers; and several of the shore, and engaged all the chiefs to assist in recor- men, besides these, had parted with the middle ering both the boat and the deserters. According- finger of the right hand. ly, the former was brought back in the course of thel The chiefs went off with me to dinner, and we

earried on a brisk trade for yams: we also got plain- I concluded that along with them I was to ze set tains and bread-fruit. But the yams were in great adrift. Another effort to bring about a change proabundance, and very fine and large. One of them duced nothing but menaces of having my brains weighed above forty-five pounds. Sailing canoes blown out. came, some of which contained not less than ninety The boatswain and those seamen who were to be passengers. Such a number of them gradually ar- put into the boat were allowed to collect twine, canrived from different islands, that it was impossible vas, lines, sails, cordage, an eight-and-twenty-gallon to get any thing done, the multitude became so cask of water; and Mr. Samuel got one hundred great, and there was no chief of sufficient authority and fifty pounds of bread, with a small quantity of to command the whole. I therefore ordered a rum and wine ; also a quadrant and compass, but watering party, then employed, to come on board, she was prohibited, on pain of death, to touch any and sailed on Sunday the 26th of April.

map or astronomical book, and any instrument, or We kept near the island of Kotoo all the after- any of my surveys and drawings. noon of Monday, in hopes that some canoes would The mutineers having thus forced those of the come off to the ship, but in this we were disappoint- seamen whom they wished to get rid of into the ed. The wind being northerly, we steered to the boat, Christian directed a dram to be served to each westward in the evening, to pass south of Tofoa ; of his crew. I then unhappily saw that nothing and I gave directions for this course to be continued could be done to recover the ship. The officers during the night. The master had the first watch, were next called on deck, and forced over the ship's the gunner the middle watch, and Mr. Christian side into the boat, while I was kept apart from eve. the morning watch. This was the turn of duty for ry one abaft the mizzen-mast. Christian, armed the night.

with a bayonet, held the cord fastening my hands, Hitherto the voyage had advanced in a course of and the guard around me stood with their pieces uninterrupted prosperity, and had been attended cocked; but on my daring the ungrateful wretches with circumstances equally pleasing and satisfac- to fire, they uncocked them. Isaac Martin, one of tory. But a very different scene was now to be dis- them, I saw had an inclination to assist me; and closed: a conspiracy had been formed, which was to as he fed me with shaddock, my lips being quite render all our past labor productive only of misery parched, we explained each other's sentiments by and distress; and it had been concerted with so looks. But this was observed, and he was removed. much secrecy and circumspection, that no one cir- He then got into the boat, attempting to leave the cumstance escaped to betray the impending ca- ship; however, he was compelled to return. Some lamity.

others were also kept contrary to their inclination. On the night of Monday, the watch was set as I It appeared to me that Christian was some time have described. Just before sunrise on Tuesday in doubt whether he should keep the carpenter or morning, while I was yet asleep, Mr. Christian, his mates. At length he determined on the latter, with the master-at-arms, gunner's mate, and and the carpenter was ordered into the boat. He Thomas Burkitt, seaman, came into my cabin, and was permitted, though not without opposition to seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my take his tool-chest. back, threatening me with instant death if I spoke Mr. Samuel secured my journals and commission, or made the least noise. I nevertheless called out with some important ship papers: this he did with as loud as I could, in hopes of assistance; but the great resolution, though strictly watched. He atofficers not of their party were already secured by tempted to save the time-keeper, and a box with my sentinels at their doors. At my own cabin door surveys, drawings, and remarks for fifteen years were three men, besides the four within: all except past, which were very numerous, when he was hur: Christian had muskets and bayonets; he had only ried away with="Damn your eyes, you are well off a cutlass. I was dragged out of bed, and forced on to get what you have.”. deck in my shirt, suffering great pain in the mean Much altercation took place among the mutinous time from the tightness with which my hands were crew during the transaction of this whole affair, tied. On demanding the reason of such violence, Some swore, “I'll be damned if he does not find the only answer was abuse for not holding my his way home, if he gets any thing with him," tongue. The master, the gunner, surgeon, master's meaning me; and when the carpenter's chest was mate, and Nelson the gardener, were kept confined carrying away, “Damn my eyes, he will have a res. below, and the fore-hatchway was guard by sen-sel built in a

onth ; » while others ridiculed the tinels. The boatswain and carpenter, and also the helpless situation of the boat, which was very deep clerk, were allowed to come on deck, where they in the water, and had so little room for those who saw me standing abaft the mizzen-mast, with my were in her. As for Christian, he seemed as if medihands tied behind my back, under a guard, with stating destruction on himself and every one else. Christian at their head. The boatswain was then I asked for arms, but the mutineers laughed at ordered to hoist out the launch, accompanied by a me, and said I was well acquainted with the people threat, if he did not do it instantly, TO TAKE CARE among whom I was going : four cutlasses, however,

were thrown into the boat after we were veered The boat being hoisted out, Mr. Hayward and astern. Mr. Hallet, two of the midshipmen, and Mr. Samuel, The officers and men being in the boat, they only the clerk, were ordered into it. I demanded the waited for me, of which the master-at-arms inform intention of giving this order, and endeavored to ed Christian who then said, “Come, Captain Bligh, persuade the people near me not to persist in such your officers are now in the boat, and you must go acts of violence; but it was to no effect; for the with them; if you attempt to make the least re constant answer was, “Hold your tongue, sir, or sistance, you will instantly be put to death;" and you are dead this moment."

without further ceremony I was forced over the side The master had by this time sent, requesting that by a tribe of armed ruffians, where they untied my he might come on deck, which was permitted; but hands. Being in the boat, we were veered astern he was soon ordered back again to his cabin. My by a rope. A few pieces of pork were thrown to us, exertions to turn the tide of affairs were continued'; also the four cutlasses. The armorer and carpenter when Christian, changing the cutlass he held for a then called out to me to remember that they had no bayonet, and holding me by the cord about my hand in the transaction. After having been kept hands with a strong gripe, threatened me with im- some time to make sport for these un feeling wretchmediate death if I would not be quiet; and the es, and having undergone much ridicule, we were villains around me had their pieces cocked, and at length cast adrift in the open ocean. bayonets fixed.

Eighteen persons were with me in the boat,--the Certain individuals were called on to get into the master, acting surgeon, botanist, gunner, boatswain, boat, and were hurried over the ship's side ; whence carpenter, master, and quartermaster's mate, two

OF HIMSELF.

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