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Row'd round 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 conchs and joyous shouts to shore; The chances were in favour 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 arins outstretch'd, and press'd Careless of danger, as the onward wind

Is of the leaves it strews, nor looks behind :
The kindling ashes to his kindled breast.'
The waves without sang round their couch, their roar And yet perhaps they rather wish'd to go
As much unheeded as if life were o'er;

Against a nation's than a native foe,
Within, their hearts made all their harmony,

And felt that this poor victim of self-will, Love's broken murmur and more broken sigh.

Briton no more, had once been Britain's still.

They hailid him to surrender-no reply ;
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Their arms were poised, and glitter'd in the sky.
And they, the cause and sharers of the shock

They hail'd again—no answer; yet once more Which left them exiles of the hollow rock,

They offer'd quarter louder than before. Where were they? O'er the sea for life they plied,

The echoes only, from the rocks rebound,
To seek from heaven the shelter men denied.

Took their last farewell of the dying sound.
Another course had been their choice—but where?
The wave which bore them still, their foes would bear, and the smoke rose between them and their aim,

Then flash'd the flint, and blazed the ve'leving flame, Who, disaypointed of their former chase,

While the rocks rattled with the bullets' knell,
In search of Christian now renew'd their race.

Which peal'd in vain, and flatten'd as they fell;
Eager with anger, their strong arms made way,
Like vultures baffled of their previous prey.

Then flew the only answer to be given

By those who had lost all hope in earth or heaven. They gaiu'd upon them, all whose safety lay

After the first fierce peal, as they pullid nigher, In some bleak crag or deeply-hidden bay:

They heard the voice of Christian shout, “Now fire!" No further chance or choice remain'd; and right

And, ere the word upon the echo died, For the first further rock which met their sight

Two fell; the rest assail'd the rock's rough side, They steer'd, to take their latest view of land,

And, furious at the madness of their focs,
And yield as victims, or die sword in hand;

Disdain'd all further efforts, save to close.
Dismiss'd the natives and their shallop, who
Would still have battled for that scanty crew;

But steep the crag, and all without a path,

Each step opposed a bastion to their wrath ; Bat Christian bade them seek their shore again,

While placed ’midst clefts the least accessible, Nor add a sacrifice which were in vain;

Which Christian's eye was train’d to mark full well, For what were simple bow and savage spear The three maintain'd a strife which must not yield, Against the arms which must be wielded here?

In spots where eagles might have chosen to build.
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Their every shot told; while the assailant fell,
They landed on a wild but narrow scene,

Dash'd on the shingles like the limpid shell; Where few but Nature's footsteps yet had been; But still enough survived, and mounted stiin, Prepared their arms, and with that gloomy eye, Scattering their numbers here and here, until Stern and sustain’d, of man's extremity,

Surrounded and commanded, though not nigh
When hope is gone, nor glory's self remains Enough for seizure, near enough to die,
To cheer resistance against death or chains, The desperate trio held aloof their fate
They stood, the three, as the three hundred stood But by a thread, like sharks who have gorged the bail,
Who dyed Thermopylæ with holy blood.

Yet to the very last they battled well,
Bart, ah! how different! 't is the cause makes all, And not a groan inform’d their foes who fell.
Degrades or hallows courage in its fall.

Christian died last-twice wounded; and once nwra O'er them no fame, eternal and intense,

Mercy was offer'd when they saw his gore;
Blazed through the clouds of death and beckon'd hence; Too late for life, but not too late to dic,
No grateful country, smiling through her tears, With though a hostile hand to close his eye.
Begun the praises of a thousand years ;

A limb was broken, and he droop'd along
No nation's eyes would on their tomb be bent, The crag, as doth a falcon reft of

young. No heroes envy them their monument;

The sound revived him, or appear'd to wake

Some passion which a weakly gesture spake, 1 The tradition is attached to the story of Eloisa, that when He beckon'd to the foremost who drew nigh, her body was lowered into the grave of Abelard (who had been buried I wenty years) he opened his arms io receive her. But, as they near'd, he rear'd his weapun higlia

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His last ball had been aim'd, but from his breast She gazed, and Aung the sca-foam from her eyes, fle tore the topmost button of his vest,'

To watch as for a rainbow in the skies. Down the tube dash'd it, levell’d, fired, and smiled On the horizon verged the distant deck, As his foe fell; then, like a serpent, coil'd

Diminish'd, dwindled to a very speckHis wounded, weary form, to where the steep Then vanish'd. All was ocean, all was joy! Look’: desperate as himself along the deep; Down plunged she through the cave to rouse her boy i Cast one glance back, and clench'd his hand, and shook Told all she had seen, and all she hoped, and all 11 last rage 'gainst the earth which he forsook; That happy love could augur or recall ; The plunged: the rock below received like glass Sprung forth again, with Torquil following free His body crush'd into one gory mass,

His bounding Nereid over the broad sea ; With scarce a shred to tell of human form,

Swam round the rock, to where a shallow cleft Or fragment for the sea-bird or the worm;

Hid the canoe that Neuha there had left A fair-hair'd scalp, besmear’d with blood and weeds, Dritting along the tide, without an oar, Yet reek'd, the remnant of himself and deeds ; That eve the strangers chased them from the shore; Some splinters of his weapons (to the last,

Cut when these vanish'd, she pursued her prow, As long as hand could hold, he held them fast) Regain'd, and urged to where they found it now: Yra glitter'd, but at distance--hurld away

Nor ever did more love and joy emburk, To rust beneath the dew and dashing spray.

Than now was wafied in that slender ark. The rest was nothing-save a life mispent,

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Again their own shore rises on the vie:v, 'Tis ours to bear, not judge the dead; and they

No more polluted with a hostile hue ; Who duom to heil, theinselves are on the way,

No sullen ship lay bristling o'er the foam, Inless these bullies of eternal pains

A Boating dungeon:--all was hope and home!
Are pardou'd their bad hearts for their worse brains.

A thousand proas darted o'er the bay,
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With sounding bells, and heralded their way;
The deed was over! All were gone or ta'en,

The chiefs came down, around the people pour'd, The ligitive, the captive, or the slain.

And welcomed Torquil as a son restored; Chain'd on the deck, where once, a gallant crew,

The women throng’d, embracing and embraced They stood with honour, were the wretched few

By Neuha, asking where they had been chased, Survivors of the skirmish on the isle ;

And how escaped ? The tale was told; and then But the last rock left no surviving spoil.

One acclamation rent the sky again;

And from that hour a new tradition gave
Coil lay they where they fell, and weltering,
While o'er them flapp'd the sea-birds' dewy wing,

Their sanctuary the name of "Neuha's cave." Now wheeling nearer from the neighbouring surge,

A hundred fircs, far fiickering from the height, Ani screaming high their harsh and hungry dirge:

Blazed o'er the general revel of the night, But ca.m and careless heaved the wave below,

The feast in honour of the guest, return'd Eternal with unsympathetic flow;

Το peace and pleasure, perilously carn'd; Far o'er its face the dolphins sported on,

A night succeeded by such happy days And sprung the flying-fish against the sun,

As only the yet infant world displays.
Till its dried wing relapsed from its brief height,
'To gather moisture for arrother flight.

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T was morn; and Neuha, who by dawn of day

EXTRACT FROM THE VOYAGE Swam smoothly forth to catch the rising ray,

BY CAPTAIN BLIGH.
And watch if aught approach'd the amphibious lair
Where lay her lover, saw a sail in air:

On the 27th of December, it blew a severe storm of It flapp'd, it filled, and to the growing gale

wind from the eastward, in the course of which we sufBent its broad arch: her breath began to fail fered greatly. One sea broke away the spare yards Win Buttering fear, her heart beat thick and high, and spars out of the starboard main-chains; another While yet a doubi sprung where its course might lie: broke into the ship, and stove all the boats. Several But no! it came not ; fast and far away

casks of beer that had been lashed on deck, broke loose, 'The shadow lessen'd as it clear'd the bay.

and were washed overboard; and it was not without

great risk and difficulty that we were able to secure the 1 In Thibault's Account of Frederick II. of Prussia, there boats from being washed away entirely. A great quanin a singular relation of a young Frenchman, who, with his city of our bread was also damaged, and rendered use16 stress, appeared to be of some rank. He enlisted, and deserted ut Scweitz; and, after a desperate resistance, was

less, for the sea had stove in our stern, and filled the retaken, having killed an oficer, who attempted to seize him cabin with water. after he was wounded, by the discharge of his musket loaded On the 5th of January, 1758, we saw the island of with a button of his uniform. Some circunstances on his Teneriffe about twelve leagues distant, and next day, court-martial raised a great interest amongst his judges, who wished to discover his real situation in life, which he offered being Sunday, came to an anchor in the road of Santa to di-close, but to the King only, to whom he requested per. Cruz. There we took in the necessary supplies, anda mission to write. This was refused, and Frederick was filled having finished our business, sailed on the ICth. with the greatest indignation, from baffled curiosity. or some other inutive, when he understood that his request bad been de

I now divided the people into three watches, and gave Biud sive Thibault's work, vol. ii.—(I quvle from memory). I the charge of the third watch to Mr. Fletcher Christian

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one of the mates. I have always considered this a de- the Cape of Good Hope, to the great joy of every one sirable regulation wnen circumstances will admit of on board. ti, and I am persuaded that unbroken rest not only con- We came to an anchor on Friday the 23d of May, in tribules much towards the health of the ship's company, Simon's Bay, at the Cape, after a tolerable run. The but enables them more readily to exert themselves in ship required complete caulking, for she had become so cases of sudden emergency.

that we were obliged to pump hourly in our pas. As I wished to proceed to Otaheite without stopping, sage from Cape Florn. The sails and rigging also reI reduced the allowance of bread to two-thirds, and quired repair, and, on examining the provisions, a concaused the water for drinking to be filtered through siderable quantity was found damaged. drip-stones, bought at Teneriffe for that purpose. I Having remained thirty-eight days at this place, and now acquainted the ship's company of the object of the my people having received all the advantage that could voyage, and gave assurances of certain promotion to be derived from refreshments of every kind that could every one whose endeavours should merit it.

be mct with, we sailed on the 1st of July. On Tuesday the 26th of February, being in south A gale of wind blew on the 20th, with a high sea; latitude 29° 39', and 44° 44' west longitude, we bent it increased after noon with such violence, that the ship new sails, and made other necessary preparations for was driven almost forceastle under before we could get encountering the weather that was to be expected in a the sails clewed up. The lower yards were lowered, nigh latitude. Our distance from the coast of Brazil and the top-gallant-mast got down upon deck, which rewas about 100 leagues.

lieved her much. We lay-to all night, and in the mornOn the forenoon of Sunday, the 2d of March, after ing bore away under a reefed foresail. The sea still seeing that every person was clean, divine service was running high, in the afternoon it became very unsafe performed, according to my usual custom on this day: to stand on; we therefore lay-to all night, without any I gave to Mr. Fletcher Christian, whoni I had before accident, excepting that a man at the steerage was thrown directed to take charge of the third watch, a written over the wheel and much bruised. Towards noon the order to act as lieutenant.

violence of the storm abated, and we again bore away The change of temperature soon began to be sensi- under the recfed foresail. bly felt; and, that the people might not suffer from their In a few days we passed the island of St. Paul, where own negligence, I supplied them with thicker clothing, there is good fresh water, as I was informed by a Dutch as belter suited to the climate. A great number of captain, and also a hot spring, which boils fish as comwhales of an immense size, with two spout-holes on pletely as if done by a fire. Approaching to Van Diethe back of the head, were seen on the Ilth. men's land, we had much bad weather, with snow and

On a complaint made to me by the master, I found it hail, but nothing was seen to indicate our vicinity, on necessary to punish Matthew Quintal, one of the sea- the 13th of August, except a seal, which appeared at men, with two dozen of lashes, for insolence and muti- the distance of twenty leagues from it. We anchored nous behaviour, which was the first time that there was in Adventure Bay on Wednesday the 20th. any occasion for punishment on board.

In our passage hither from the Cape of Good Hope, We were off Cape St. Diego, the eastern part of the the winds were chiefly from the westward, with very Terre de Fuego, and the wind being unfavourable, 1 boisterous weather. The approach of strong southerly thought it more advisable to go round to the eastward winds is announced by many birds of the albatross or of Staten-land than to attempt passing through Straits peterel tribe; and the abatement of the gale, or a shift le Maire. We passed New Year's Harbour and Cape St. of wind to the northward, by their keeping away. The John, and on Monday the 31st were in latitude 60° 1' thermometer also varies five or six degrees in its heighi, south. But the wind became variable, and we had bad when a change of these winds may be expected. weather.

In the land surrounding Adventure Bay are many Slorms, attended with a great sea, prevailed until the forest trees one hundred and fifty feet high; we saw 12th of April. The ship began to leak, and required one which measured above thirty-three fect in girih. pumping every hour, which was no more than we had We observed several eagles, some beautiful blue-plureason to expect from such a continnance of gales of maged herons, and parroquets in great variety. wind and high seas. The decks also became so leaky The natives not appearing, we went in search of them that it was necessary to allot the great cabin, of which towards Cape Frederic-Henry. Soon after, coming to I made little use except in fine weather, to those people a grapnel, close to the shore, for it was impossible 10 who had not births to hang their hammocks in, and by land, we heard their voices, like the cackling of geese, this means the space between decks was less crowded. and twenty persons came oni of the woods. We threw

With all this bad weather, we had the additional mor- trinkets ashore tied up in parcels, which they would nos ufcation to find, at the end of every day, that we were open out until I made an appearance of leaving them : losing ground; for, notwithstanding our utmost exer- tney then did so, and, taking the articles cut, put them on tions, and keeping on the most advantageous tacks, we their heads. On first coming in sight, they made a did little better than drift before the wind. On Tuesday prodigious clattering in th= ir speech, and held their arnis the 22d of April, we had eight down on the sick list, over their heads. They spoke so quick, that it was inand the rest of the people, though in good health, were possible to catch one single word they uttered. Their greatly fatigued; but I saw, with much concern, that it colour is of a dull black; their skin scarified about the was impossible to make a passage this way to the Society breast and shoulders. One was distinguished by his Islands, for we had now been thirty days in a tempes- body being coloured with red ochre, but all the others, tuous ocean. Thus the season was too far advanced for were painted black, with a kind of soot, so thickly laia ns to expect better weather to enable us to double Cape over their faces and shoulders, that it was difficult 10 Horn; and, from these and other considerations, I or- ascertain what they were like. dered the helm to be put a-weather, and bore away for! On Thursday the 4th of September, we sailed out of

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Adventure Bay, steering first towards the east-south- circumstances sufficiently proved; for to the friendly east and then to the northward of east, when, on the and endearing behaviour of these people may be as19th, we came in sight of a cluster of small rocky isl- cribed the motives inciting an event that effected the ands, which I named Bounty Isles. Soon afterwards ruin of our expedition, which there was every reason to we frequently observed the sea, in the night time, to be believe would have been attended with the most favourcovered by lum:nous spots, caused by amazing quanti- able issue. ties of small blubbers, or medusæ, which emit a light, Next morning we got sight of the island Huaheine; like the blaze of a candle, from the strings or filaments and a double canoe soon coming alongside, containing extending from them, while the rest of the body con- ten natives, I saw among them a young man who retinues perfectly dark.

collected me, and called me by my name. I had been We discovered the island of Otaheite on the 25th, here in the year 1780, with Captain Cook, in the Resand, before casting anchor next morning in Matavai olution. A few days after sailing from this island, the Bay, such numbers of canoes had come off, that, after weather became squally, and a thick body of black the natives ascertained we were friends, they came on clouds collected in the east. A water-spout was in a short board, and crowded the deck so much, that in ten min- time seen at no great distance from us, which appeared utes I could scarce find my own people. The whole to great advantage from the darkness of the clouds bee distance which the ship had run, in direct and contrary hind it. As nearly as I could judge, the upper part was courses, from the time of leaving England until reach- about two feet in diameter, and the lower about eight ing Otaheite, was twenty-seven thousand and eighty- inches. Scarcely had I made these remarks, when I obe six miles, which, on an average, was one hundred and served that it was rapidly advancing towards the ship. eight miles each twenty-four hours.

We immediately altered our course, and took in all the Here we lost our surgeon on the 9th of December. sails except the foresail ; soon afier which it passed Of late he had scarcely ever stirred out of the cabin, within ten yards of the stern, with a rustling noise, but though not apprehended to be in a dangerous state. without our feeling the least effect from its being so Nevertheless, appearing worse than usual in the even- near. It seemed to be travelling at the rate of about ing, he was removed where he could obtain more air, but ten miles an hour, in the direction of the wind, and it without any benefit, for he died in an hour afterwards. dispersed in a quarter of an hour after passing us. It This unfortunate man drank very hard, and was so is impossible to say what injury we should have reaverse to exercise, that he would never be prevailed on ceived had it passed directly over us. Masts, I imagine, to take half a dozen turns on deck at a time, during all might have been carried away, but I do not apprehend the course of the voyage. He was buried on shore. that it would have endangered the loss of the ship.

On Monday, the fifth of January, the small cutter was Passing several islands on the way, we anchored at missed, of which I was immediately apprized. The Annamooka, on the 23d of April; and an old lame ship's company being mustered, we found three men man called Tepa, whom I had known her in 1777, and absent, who had carried it off. They had taken with immediately recollected, came on board, along with them eight stand of arms and ammunition ; but with others, from different islands in the vicinity. They regard to their plan, every one on board seemed to be were desirous to see the ship, and, on being taken quite ignorant. I therefore went on shore, and engaged below, where the bread-fruit plants were arranged. all the chiefs to assist in recovering both the boat and they testified great surprise. A few of these being the deserters. Accordingly, the former was brought decayed, we went on shore to procure some in their back in the course of the day, by five of the natives ; place. but the men were not taken until nearly three weeks The natives exhibited numerous marks of the pecuafterwards. Learning the place where they were, in a liar mourning which they express on losing their reladifferent quarter of the island of Otaheite, I went thither tives; such as bloody temples, their heads being dein the cutter, thinking there would be no great difficulty prived of most of the hair, and, what was worse, ab in securing them with the assistance of the natives. most the whole of them had lost some of their fingers. However, they heard of my arrival; and when I was Several fine boys, not above six years old, had lost both near a house in which they were, they came out want their little fingers; and several of the men, besides ing their fire-arms, and delivered themselves up. Some these, had parted with the middle finger of the right of the chiefs had formerly seized and bound these de- band. serters ; but had been prevailed on, by fair promises of The chiefs went off with me to dinner, and we car returning peaceably tv the ship, 10 release them. But ried on a brisk trade for yams; we also got plantains finding an opportunity again to get possession of their and bread-fruit. But the yams were in great abundance, arms, they set the natives at defiance.

and very fine and large. One of them weighed above The object of the voyage being now completed, all forty-five pounds. Sailing canoes came, some of which the bread-fruit plants, to the number of one thousand contained not less than ninety passengers. Such a numand fifteen, were got on board on Tuesday, the 31st of ber of them gradually arrived from different islands, March. Besides these, we liad collected many other that it was impossible to get any thing done, the mul. plants, some of them bearing the finest fruits in the titude became so great, and the was no chief of sufworld; and valuable, from affording brilliant dyes, and ficient authority to command the whole. I therefore for various properties besides. At sunset of the 4th of ordered a watering party, then employed, to come on April, we made sail from Otahcite, bidding farewell to board, and sailed on Sunday, the 26th of April. an island where for twenty-three weeks we had been We kept near the island of Kotoo all the afternoon treated with .ne utmost affection and regard, and which of Monday, in hopes that some canoes would come off semed to increase in proportion to our stay. That to the ship, but in this we were disappointed. The we were not insensible to their kindness, the succeeding, wind being northerly, we steered to the westward in the

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evening, to pass south of Tofoa ; and I gave directions lon cask of water; and Mr. Samuel got 150 pounds of for this course to be continued during the night. The bread, with a small quantity of rum and wine; also a master had the first watch, the gunner the middle quadrant and compass; but he was prohibited, on pain watch, and Mr. Christian the morning watch. This of death, to touch any map or astronomical book, and was the turn of duty for the night.

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my surveys and drawings. Hitherto the voyage had advanced in a course of The mutineers having thus forced those of the seauninterrupted prosperity, and had been attended with men whom they wished to get rid of into the boal, circumstances equally pleasing and satisfactory. But Christian directed a dram to be served to each of his a very different scene was now to be disclosed; a con- crew. I then unhappily saw that noth could be spiracy had been formed, which was to render all our done to recover the ship. The officers were next called past labour productive only of misery and distress; on deck, and forced over the ship's side into the boat, and it had been concerted with so much secrecy and while I was kept apart from every one abaft the mizencircumspection, that no one circunstance escaped to mast. Christian, armed with a bayonet, held the cord betray the impending calamity.

fastening my hands, and the guard around me stood On the night of Monday, the watch was set as I have with their pieces cocked; bul on my daring the undescribed. Just before sunrise, on Tuesday morning, grateful wretches to fire, they uncocked them. Isaac while I was yet asleep, Mr. Christian, with the master- Martin, one of them, I saw, had an inclination to assist ai-arms, gunner's male, and Thomas Burkitt, seaman, me; and as he fed me with shaddock, my lips being came into my cabin, and, seizing me, tied my hands quite parched, we explained each other's sentiments by with a cord behind my back; threatening me with looks. But this was observed, and he was removed. Instant death if I spoke or made the least noise. I He then got into the boat, attempting to leave the ship; nevertheless called out as loud as I could, in hopes of however, he was compelled to return. Some others assistance; but the officers not of their party were were also kept contrary to their inclination. already secured by sentinels at their doors.

It appeared to me, that Christian was some time in own cabin-door were three men, besides the four within: doubt whether he should keep the carpenter or his all except Christian had muskets and bayonets ; he had mates. Al length he determined for the latter, and the only a cutlass. I was dragged out of bed, and forced carpenter was ordered into the boat. He was permitted, on deck in my shirt, suffering great pain in the mean though not without opposition, to take his tool-chest. time from the tightness with which my hands were Mr. Samuel secured my journals and commission, with tied. On demanding the reason of such violence, the some important sup-papers; this he did with great resoonly answer was abuse for not holding my tongue. The lution, though strictly watched. He attempted to save master, the gunner, surgeon, master's mate, and Nelson the time-keeper, and a box with my surveys, drawings, the gardener, were kept confined below, and the fore- and remarks for fifieen years past, which were very haichway was guarded by sentinels. The boatswain numerous, when he was hurried away with—“Damn and carpenter, and also the clerk, were allowed to your eyes, you are well off to get what you have.” come on deck, where they saw me standing abaft the Much altercation took place among the mutinous crew nuzen-mast, with my hands tied behind my back, unaer during the transaction of this whole atiair. Some swore, å guard, with Christian at their head. The boatswain " I'll be damned if he does not find his way home, if he was then ordered to hoist out the launch, accompanied gets any thing with him,” meaning me; and when the by a threat, if he did not do it instantly, to TAKE CARE carpenter's chest was carrying away,

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he will have a vessel built in a month;" while others ridiThe boat being hoisted out, Mr. Hayward and Mr. culed the helpless situation of the boat, which was very Hallett, two of the midshipmen, and Mr. Samuel, the deep in the water, and had so little room for those who clerk, were ordered into it. I demanded the intention were in her. As for Christian, he seemed as if mediof giving this order, and endeavoured to persuade the tating destruction on himself and every one else. people near me not to persist in such acts of violence; I asked for arms, but the mutineers laughed at me, but it was to no effect; for the constant answer was, and said I was well acquainted with the people among ** Hold your tongue, sir, or you are dead this moment.” whom I was going; four cutlasses, however, were thrown

The master had hy this time sent, requesting that he into the boat, after we were veered astern. might come on deck, which was permitted ; but he was The officers and men being in the boat, they only soun orifered back again to his cabin. My exertions waited for me, of which the master-al-arms informed to turn the ti le of affairs were continued; when Chris Christian, who then said, “Come, Captain Bligh, your tian, changing the cutlass he held for a bayonet, and, officers and men are now in the boat, and you must go holding me by the cord about my hands with a strong with them; if you attempt to make the least resistance, gripe, threatened me with immediate deaih if I would you will instantly be put to death;" and without further not be quiet; and the villains arund me had their ceremony, I was forced over the side by a tribe of armed pieces cocked and bayonets fixed.

ruffians, where they untied my hands. Being in the Certain individuals were called on to get into the boat, we were veered astern by a rope. boat, anti were hurried over the ship's side; whence 1 of pork were thrown to us, also the fo'ır cutlasses. The cuncluded, that along with them I was to be set adrift. armorer and carpenter then called out to me to remem Another effort to bring about a change produced noth- ber that they had no hand in the transaction. Alter ing but menaces of having iny braids blown out. having been kept soine time to make sport for these

The boatswain and those seamen who were to unfeeling wretches, and having undergone much rida be put into the boat, were allowed to collect twine, cule, we were at length cast adrift in the open ocean. canvas, lines, sails, cordage, an eight-and-iwenty gall Eighteen persons were with me in the boat, -ure

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