The confusion thus produced on board, and the derangement of the cargo caused by this petty trade, stirred the spleen of the captain, who had a sovereign contempt for the one-eyed chieftain and all his crew.
Day after day and week after week elapsed, yet the store-house requisite for the reception of the cargo was not completed, and the ship was detained in port; while the captain was teased by frequent requisitions for various articles for the use of the establishment, or the trade with the natives.
But here I had like to have suffered a second shipwreck, which, if I had, I think verily would have broken my heart; for, knowing nothing of the coast, my raft ran aground at one end of it upon a shoal, and not being aground at the other end, it wanted but a little that all my cargo had slipped off towards the end that was afloat, and to fallen into the water.
But here I had like to have dipped all my cargo into the sea again; for that shore lying pretty steep - that is to say sloping - there was no place to land, but where one end of my float, if it ran on shore, would lie so high, and the other sink lower, as before, that it would endanger my cargo again.
And the cities, bright with lights, were as shops on these long streets--shops where business was transacted, where bunkers were replenished, cargoes
taken or shifted, and orders received from the owners in London town to go elsewhere and beyond, ever along the long sea- lanes, seeking new cargoes
here, carrying new cargoes
there, running freights wherever shillings and pence beckoned and underwriters did not forbid.
is not stowed in any sense; it is simply dumped into her through six hatchways, more or less, by twelve winches or so, with clatter and hurry and racket and heat, in a cloud of steam and a mess of coal-dust.
"We left London in ballast--sand ballast--to load a cargo
of coal in a northern port for Bankok.
"Asked me questions about the vessel, the time she left Marseilles, the course she had taken, and what was her cargo
. I believe, if she had not been laden, and I had been her master, he would have bought her.
There's been a lot o' gossip goin', gossip about my cargo
. I give out as I'd none but ship's stores and ballast, an' I give out a lie.
Our greatest misfortune as to our stock was that it was all in money, which every one knows is an unprofitable cargo
to be carried to the plantations.
Pork, powder, and biscuit was the cargo
, with only a musket and a cutlass apiece for the squire and me and Redruth and the captain.
When the people of Boston heard that several cargoes
of tea were coming across the Atlantic, they held a great many meetings at Faneuil Hall, in the Old South Church, and under Liberty Tree.