Budd, Billy

Budd, Billy

court-martialed and hanged for accidently killing a ship’s officer. [Am. Lit.: Herman Melville Billy Budd]

Budd, Billy

courtmartialed and unjustly hanged as mutineer and murderer. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]

Budd, Billy

friendly sailor; held in warm affection by crew. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
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His last murmured words are "Billy Budd, Billy Budd.
The final view of a man whose heart balanced his mind is given in the report of Captain Vere's dying words, "Billy Budd, Billy Budd," spoken not in "the accents of remorse.