These she put on board in her own name, took his bills of loading for them, and endorsed those bills of loading to my husband, insuring the cargo afterwards in her own name, by our order; so that we were provided for all events, and for all disasters.
In this condition, very cheerful, and indeed joyful at being so happily accommodated as we were, we set sail from Bugby's Hole to Gravesend, where the ship lay about ten more days, and where the captain came on board for good and all.
He little thought, as he lay sleeping in happy unconsciousness of all around him, that the board
had that very day arrived at a decision which would exercise the most material influence over all his future fortunes.
When those on shore saw the ship actually under way, they embarked with all speed, but had a hard pull of eight miles before they got on board
, and then experienced but a grim reception, notwithstanding that they came well laden with the spoils of the chase.
When you come to a frigate, of course, you are more confined; though any reasonable woman may be perfectly happy in one of them; and I can safely say, that the happiest part of my life has been spent on board
I had been now thirteen days on shore, and had been eleven times on board
the ship, in which time I had brought away all that one pair of hands could well be supposed capable to bring; though I believe verily, had the calm weather held, I should have brought away the whole ship, piece by piece.
I had another way before me, which was to wait for some English ships, which were coming to Bengal from Achin, on the island of Sumatra, and get passage on board
them from England.
The fine, three-topmast schooner Ariel, on a cruise around the world, had already been out a year from San Francisco when Jerry boarded
But he was full of his recalled experiences on board
the Ferndale, and the strangeness of being mixed up in what went on aboard, simply because his name was also the name of a shipping- master, kept him in a state of wonder which made other coincidences, however unlikely, not so very surprising after all.
And I liked this because I had a rather worrying time on board
my own ship.
It came at length, however, and I immediately went on board
. The ship was crowded with passengers, and every thing was in the bustle attendant upon making sail.
I had already bought the shanty of James Collins, an Irishman who worked on the Fitchburg Railroad, for boards
. James Collins' shanty was considered an uncommonly fine one.