I now began to consider that I might yet get a great many things out of the ship which would be useful to me, and particularly some of the rigging and sails, and such other things as might come to land; and I resolved to make another voyage on board the vessel, if possible.
I got on board the ship as before, and prepared a second raft; and, having had experience of the first, I neither made this so unwieldy, nor loaded it so hard, but yet I brought away several things very useful to me; as first, in the carpenters stores I found two or three bags full of nails and spikes, a great screw- jack, a dozen or two of hatchets, and, above all, that most useful thing called a grindstone.
The ship began now to fill; several passengers came on board
, who were embarked on no criminal account, and these had accommodations assigned them in the great cabin, and other parts of the ship, whereas we, as convicts, were thrust down below, I know not where.
But all the while the Morisco Christian was telling her strange story, an elderly pilgrim, who had come on board
of the galley at the same time as the viceroy, kept his eyes fixed upon her; and the instant she ceased speaking he threw himself at her feet, and embracing them said in a voice broken by sobs and sighs, "O Ana Felix, my unhappy daughter, I am thy father Ricote, come back to look for thee, unable to live without thee, my soul that thou art
I must admit that he did not believe in the unicorn, and was the only one on board
who did not share that universal conviction.
Oliver brushed away two or three tears that were lingering in his eyes; and seeing no board
but the table, fortunately bowed to that.
The anchorage proving unsafe, and water difficult to be procured, the captain stood out to sea, and made repeated signals for those on shore to rejoin the ship, but it was not until nine at night that they came on board
Such a number of women and children have no right to be comfortable on board
But they all rejected the proposal, and said they would have nothing to do with me any more; and if I came on board
they would all go on shore.
It's the sort of thing I've been hearing more or less ever since I came on board
Hermann, an engaging, stout housewife, wore on board
baggy blue dresses with white dots.
On the day in which I visited the ship (the fourteenth), Wyatt and party were also to visit it--so the captain informed me--and I waited on board
an hour longer than I had designed, in hope of being presented to the bride, but then an apology came.