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customs there, leaving me to live at my own ex- || lieve you will be a colonel, or you must be some pense till my wages should be due, I run out the colonel's bastard, or you would never handle your little money' I had left, in clothes and subsistence, arms as you do, at once or twice showing." and a little before the year's end, when I was to This pleased me extremely, and encouraged me, have 12. English money, truly my master was and I was mightily taken with the life of a soldier; turned out of his place; and, which was worse, but when the captain came and told me the news, having been charged with some misapplications, that we were to march for England, and to be was obliged to take shelter in England, and so we shipped off for Flanders at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, that were servants, for there were three of us, || I was surprised very much, and new thoughts bewere left to shift for ourselves.
gan to come in my mind; as, first, my captain's This was a hard case for me in a strange place, condition was particular, for he durst not appear and I was reduced by it to the last extremity. I publicly at Newcastle, as he must have done if he might have gone for England, an English ship had marched with the battalion (for they were a being there, the master of which proffered me to | body of above 400, and therefore called themselves give me my passage (upon telling him my dis la battalion, though they were but recruits, and tress) and to take my word for the payment of belonged to the several companies abroad), I say, 10s, when I came there; but my captain appeared he must have marched with them, and been pub. just then under new circumstances, which obliged || licly seen, in which case he would have been aphim not to go away, and I was loth to leave him ; prehended, and delivered up; in the next place, I it seems we were yet farther to take our fate toge remembered that I had almost 1001. in money in ther.
London, and if it should have been asked all the I have mentioned that he left me, and that I soldiers in the regiment, which of them would go saw him no more for eighteen months: his rambles to Flanders a private sentinel if they had 1001. and adventures were many in that time; he went in their pockets, I believe none of them would to Glasgow, played some remarkable pranks there, answer in the affirmative ; 1001. being at that time escaped almost miraculously from the gallows, got sufficient to buy colours in any new regiment, over to Ireland, wandered about there, turned ra. though not in that regiment, which was on an old parce, and did some villanous things there, and establishment: this whetted my ambition, and I escaped from Londonderry, over to the Highlands || dreamt of nothing but being a gentleman officer, in the north of Scotland; and about a month be as well as a gentleman soldier. fore I was left destitute at Leith, by my master, These two circumstances concurring, I began behold! my noble Captain Jack came in there, on | to be very uneasy and very unwilling in my board the ferry-boat from Fife, being, after all ad- || thoughts to go over a poor musqueteer into Flanventures and successes, advanced to the dignity | ders, to be knocked on the head at the tune of of a foot soldier, in a body of recruits raised in the 3s. 6d. a week : while I was daily musing on the north for the regiment of Douglas.
circumstances of being sent away, as above, and After my disaster, being reduced almost as low || considering what to do, my captain comes to me as my captain, I found no better shift before me, one evening ; “ Hark ye, Jack," says he, “I must at least for the present, than to enter myself a speak with you ; let us take a walk in the fields a soldier too; and thus we were ranked together, little out from the houses." We were quartered with each of us a musquet upon our shoulders, at a place called Park-end, near the town of and, I confess, that thing did not sit so ill upon me | Dunbar, about twenty miles from Berwick-uponas I thought at first it would have done; for, Tweed, and about sixteen miles from the river though I fared hard, and lodged ill (for the last Tweed, the nearest way. especially is the fate of poor soldiers in that part We walked together here, and talked seriously of the world), yet to me, that had been used to upon the matter; the captain told me how his lodge on the ashes in the glass-house, this was no case stood, and that he durst not march with the great matter; I had a secret satisfaction at being battalion into Newcastle ; that if he did, he now under no necessity of stealing, and living in should be taken out of the ranks and tried for his fear of a prison, and of the lash of the hangman ; life, and that I knew as well as he. “ I could go pria thing which, from the time I saw it in Edin vately to Newcastle,” says he, “and go through the burgh, was so terrible to me, that I could not town well enough, but to go publicly is to run into think of it without horror; and it was an inex the jaws of destruction.”_"Well,” says I, “that is pressible ease to my mind that I was now in a very true, but what will you do?”-“Do !" says certain way of living, which was honest, and which he,“ do you think I am so bound by honour, as I could say, was not unbecoming a gentleman. a gentleman soldier, that I will be hanged for
Whatever was my satisfaction in that part, yet them? No, no,” says he, “I am resolved to be gone, other circumstances did not equally concur tol and I would have you go with us."-"What do make this life suit me; for after we had been vou mean by us?” said I.-" Why, here is anabout six months in this figure, we were informed ll other honest fellow, an Englishman also,” says that the recruits were all to march for England, I he, « that is resolved to desert too, and he has and to be shipped off at Newcastle, or at Hull, to been a long while in the service, and says he join the regiment, which was then in Flanders. knows how we shall be used abroad, and he will
I should tell you, that, before this, I was ex- | not go to Flanders,” says he, “not he." tremely delighted with the life of a soldier, and I " Why," says I, “ you will be shot to death for took the exercise so naturally, that the sergeant 11 deserters if you are taken, and they will send out that taught us to handle our arms, seeing me so scouts for you in the morning all over the counready at it, asked me if I had never carried arms try, so that you will certainly fall into their before : I told him no; at which he swore, though hands."-" As for that,” says he,“ my comrade Jesting, they call you colonel, says he, and I be- ll is thoroughly acquainted with the way, and has undertaken to bring us to the banks of the Tweed, say, after resting awhile, we set forward towards before they can come up with us, and when we Newcastle, whither we resolved to go to get our are on the other side of the Tweed, they can't passage by sea to London ; for we had not inoney take us up."
to hold us out any farther. " And when would you go away ?" says I. Our money was ebbed very low; for, though I
“ This minute," says he ; “no time to be lost; / had one piece of gold in my pocket, which I kept 'tis a fine moon shining night."
reserved for the last extremity, yet it was but “ I have none of my baggage," says I; “let half-a-guinea, and my captain had borne all our me go back and fetch my linen, and other charges as far as his money would go, so that things."
when we came to Newcastle, we had but six“ Your linen is not much, I suppose," says he, pence left in all to help ourselves, and the two “and we shall easily get more in England the old Scots hid begged their way all along the road. way."
We contrived to come into Newcastle in the dusk "No," says I, “no more of your old ways; it of the evening, and even then we durst not ven. has been owing to those old ways that we are now | ture into the public part of the town, but made in such a strait.”
down towards the river, something below the “ Well, well," says he, “ the old ways are bet- || town, where some glass-houses stand : here we ter than this starving life of a gentleman, as we knew not what to do with ourselves ; but, guided call it.”
by our fate, we put a good face upon the matter, “But," says I, “ we have no money in our and went into an alehouse, sat down, and called pockets, how shall we travel ?”
for a pint of beer. “I have a little," says the captain ;" enough to | The house was kept by a woman only, that is help us on to Newcastle, and if we can get none
to say, we saw no other; and, as she appeared by the way, we will get some collier ship to take
very frank, and entertained us cheerfully, we at us in, and carry us, to London by sea.”
last told our condition, and asked her if she could “ I like that the best of all the measures you not help us to some kind master of a collier, that have laid yet,” said ; and so I consented to go, I would give us a passage to London by sea. The and went off with him immediately. The cun
subtle devil, who immediately found us proper ning rogue having lodged his comrade a mile off
fish for her hook, gave us the kindest words in under the hills, had dragged me by talking with ||
the world, and told us she was heartily sorry she him by little and little that way, till just when I
had not seen us one day sooner; that there was consented, he was in sight, and he said, “ Look,
a collier master, of her particular acquaintance, there's my comrade !" whom I knew presently, ||
that went away but with the morning tide, that having seen him among the men.
the ship was fallen down to Shields, but she be. Being thus gotten under the hills, and a mile
| lieved was hardly over the bar yet, and she would off the way, and the day just shut in, we kept on
send to his house and see if he was gone on apace, resolving, if possible, to get out of the
board, for sometimes the masters do not go away reach of our pursuers before they should miss
till a tide after the ship, and she was sure, if he us, or know anything of our being gone.
was not gone, she could prevail on him to take We plied our time so well, and travelled so
us all in; but then she was afraid we must go on hard, that by five o'clock in the morning we were at a little village, whose name I forget ; but they
board immediately, the same night. told us that we were within eight miles of the
We begged her to send to his house, for we Tweed; and that as soon as we should be over|
knew not what to do, and if she could oblige him the river we were on English ground.
to take us on board, we did not care what time of We refreshed a little here, but marched on
nig ht it was; for, as we had no money, we had with but little stay; however it was half an hour||go lodging; and we wanted nothing but to be on past eight in the morning before we reached the
board. Tweed, so it was at least twelve miles, when they
We looked upon this as a mighty favour, that told us it was but eight. Here we overtook two
she sent to the master's house, and to our greater more of the same regiment, who had deserted
I joy she brought us word about an hour after, that from Haddington, where another part of the re
he was not gone, and was at a tavern in the town, cruits were quartered.
whither his boy had been to feteh him; and that These were Scotchmen, and very poor, having
he had sent word he would call there in the way not one penny in their pockets; and had no more
home. when they made their escape but 8s. between
This was all in our favour, and we were exthem; and when they saw us, whom they knew
tremely pleased with it. About an hour after, to be of the same regiment, they took us to be
the landlady being in the room with us, her maid pursuers, and that we came to lay hold of them;
| brings us word the master was below; so down upon which they stood upon their defence, having
| she goes to him, telling us she would go and tell the regiment swords on, as we had also, but none
him our case, and see to persuade him to take us of the mounting or clothing; for we were not to
all on board. After some time she comes ap receive the clothing till we came to the regiment
with him, and brings him into the room to us : in Flanders.
“Where are these honest gentlemen soldiers," It was not long before we made them under
says he, “that are in such distress?" We stood stand that we were in the same circumstances
all up and paid our respects to him. “Well, with themselves, and so we soon became one com
gentlemen, and is all your money spent ?" pany; and after resting some time on the English | “ Indeed it is," said one of our company, “and siile of the river (for we were heartily tired, and ll we shall be infinitely obliged to you, sir, if you the others were as much fatigued as we were), Ill will give us a passage; we shall be very willing
to do anything we can in the ship, though we are very weary ;" and so indeed we were, and very not seamen."
drunk too, being the first time I had ever drank “Why," says he, “were none of you ever at sea | any punch in my life. in your lives? No," says we, “not one of us.”
CHAP. VIII. “You will be able to do me no service then," says he, “ for you will be all sick. Well, however,” | WE ARE KIDNAPPED, AND CARRIED ON BOARD SHIP
BY A VIRGINIA CAPTAIN-MAKE THE COAST OF says he, "for my good landlady's sake here, I'll do it; but are you all ready to go on board, for I VIRGINIA IN 32 DAYS—CAPTAIN JACK MAKES HIS go on board this very night?".
ESCAPE-A PEEP INTO FUTURITY-1 AM SOLD “ Yes, sir," says we again, “we are ready to
ALONG WITH THE OTHERS TO A RICH PLANTERgo this minute.”
MY MASTER HOLDS A LONG CONVERSATION WITII "No, no," says he very kindly, “we'll drink ME, AND IN CONSEQUENCE OF MY GOOD BEHAVIOUR together; come, landlady," says he, “make these PUTS ME IN A PLACE OF TRUST. honest gentlemen a sneaker of punch."
Well, care was taken of us according to order, We looked at one another, for wc knew we had and we were put into very good cabins, where we no money, and he perceived it; “ Come, come,” were sure to go immediately to sleep. In the says he, “ don't be concerned at your having no | meantime the ship, which was indeed just ready money; my landlady here and I never part with Il to go, and only on notice given had come to an dry lips. Come, good wife," says he, “ make the | anchor for us at Shields, weighed, stood over the punch as I bid you."
bar, and went off to sea; and when we waked, * We thanked him, and said, “God bless you, and began to peep abroad, which was not till near noble captain," a hundred times over, being over Il noon the next day, we found ourselves a great joyed with such good luck. While we were drink- || way at sea, the land in sight indeed, but at a ing the punch he calls the landlady; “ Come," || great distance, and all going merrily on for lonsays he, “ l'll step home and take my things, and don, as we understood it; we were very well used bid them good-bye, and order the boat to come and well satisfied with our condition for about at high water and take me up here; and pray, I three days, when we began to inquire whether good wife,” says he, “get me something for sup- || we were not almost come, and how much longer per ; sure, if I can give these honest men their it would be before we should come into the river. passage, I may give them a bit of victuals too; it “What river?" says one of the men. “Why, may be they ha'n't had much for dinner.”
the Thames," says my Captain Jack. “The With this away he went, and in a little while | Thames !” says the seaman, “what do you mean We heard the Jack agoing, and one of us going || by that? What, ha'n't you had time enough to down stairs for a spy, brought us word there was be sober yet? So captain Jack said no more, but a good leg of mutton at the fire: in less than an looked about him like a fool; when awhile after hour our captain came again, and came up to us, some other of us asked the like question, and and blamed us that we had not drank all the the seaman, who knew nothing of the cheat, purch out; “ Come," says he,“ don't be bashful, || began to smell a trick; and turning to the other when that is out we can have another; when I || Englishman that came with us, “ Pray,” says he, am obliging poor men, I love to do it handsomely." || “where do you fancy you are going, that you ask
We drank on, and drank the punch out, and so often about it?"-"Why to London,” says he, more was brought up, and he pushed it about “where should we be going? We agreed with apace; and then came up a leg of mutton, and I | the captain to carry us to London." need not say that we eat heartily, being told | “Not with the captain,” says he ; " I dare say, several times that we should pay nothing; after || poor men, you are all cheated, and I thought so supper was done, he bids my landlady ask if the || when I saw you come aboard with that kidnapboat was come? And she brought word no, it || ping rogue Gilliman ; poor men !” adds he, "you was not high water by a good deal. "No," says || are all betrayed; why, you are going to Virginia, he!“ Well, then, give us some more punch.” | and the ship is bound to Virginia." So more punch was brought in, and, as was after. | The Englishman falls a storming and raving wards confessed, something was put into it, or || like a madman, and we gathering round him, let more brandy than ordinary, that by the time the any man guess, if they can, what was our surpunch was drunk out we were all very drunk, prise, and how we were confounded when we and, as for me, I was asleep.
were told how it was ; in short, we drew our About the time that was out we were told the swords, and began to lay about us, and made such boat was come; so we tumbled out, almost over a noise and hurry in the ship that at last the scaone another, into the boat, and away we went, and men were obliged to call out for help. The captain our captain with us in the boat. Most of us, commanded us to be disarmed in the first place, if not all, fell asleep, till after some time, though which was not, however, done without giving and how much, or how far going we knew not, the receiving some wounds, and afterwards he caused boat stopped, and we were waked and told we us to be brought to him into the great cabin. were at the ship's side, which was true; and with Here he talked calmly to us, that he was really much help, and holding us for fear we should fall || very sorry for what had befallen us ; that he perover-board, we were all gotten into the ship; all ceived we had been trepanned, and that the fel I remember of it was this, that as soon as we | low who had brought us on board was a rogue were on board our captain, as we called him, that was employed by a sort of wicked merchants called ont thus; “ Here, boatswain, take care of not unlike himself; that he supposed he had been these gentlemen, and give them good cabins, and represented to us as captain of the ship, and let them turn in and go to sleep, for they are li asked us if it was not so? We told him yes, and
gave him a large account of ourselves, and how that to be severer with you than I intended : we came to the woman's house to inquire for some however, I will do nothing to you but what your master of a collier to get a passage to London, threatening my life makes necessary." The and that this man engaged to carry us to London | boatswain called out to have him to the geers, as in his own ship, and the like, as is related above. || they called it, and to have him taste the cat-o'
He told us he was very sorry for it, and he had nine-tails; all which were terms we did not un. no hand in it; but it was out of his power to help derstand till afterwards, when we were told he us, and let us know very plainly what our condition should have been whipped and pickled, for they was, namely, that we were put on board his ship | said it was not to be suffered; but the captain as servants to be delivered at Maryland to such said, “ No, no, the young man has been really a man, whom he named to us; but that, how injured, and has reason to be very much proever, if we would be quiet and orderly in the ship, voked ; but I have not injured him," says he; he would use us well in the passage, and take and then he protested he had no hand in it, that care we should be used well when we came there, he was put on board, and we also, by the owners' and that he would do anything for us that lay in | agent, and for their account ; that it was true his power ; but if we were unruly and refractory, that they did always deal in servants, and carried we could not expect but he must take such mea a great many every voyage ; but that it was no sures as to oblige us to be satisfied; and that, in profit to him as commander, but they were always short, we must be hand-cuffed, carried down be put on board by the owners, and that it was none tween the decks and kept as prisoners, for it was of his business to inquire about them; and, to his business to take care that no disturbance prove that he was not concerned in it, but was must be in the ship.
very much troubled at so base a thing, and that My captain raved like a madman, swore at he would not be instrumental to carry us away the captain, told him he would not fail to cut his against our wills, if the wind and the weather throat either on board, or a-shore, whenever he would permit, he would set us on shore again, came within his reach; and that if he could not though, as it blowed then, the wind being at southdo it now he would do it after he came to Eng west, and a hard gale, and that they were already land again, if ever he durst show his face there as far as the Orkneys, it was impossible. again; for he might depend upon it if he was l. But the captain was the same man ; he told carried away to Virginia he should find his way him that, let the wind blow how it would, he to England again ; that if it was twenty years ought not to carry us away against our consents; after he would have satisfaction of him. “ Well, and as to his pretences of his owners and the young man," says the captain smiling, “ 'tis very like, it was saying of nothing to him, for it was he, honestly said, and then I must take care of you the captain, that carried us away, and that whatwhile I have you here, and afterwards I must ever rogue trepanned us on board (now he knew it) take care of myself."_" Do your worst,” says || he ought no more to carry us away than murder us; Jack boldly, “ I'll pay you home for it one time and that he demanded to be set on shore, or else or other.”_“I must venture that, young man," he, the captain, was a thief and a murderer. says he, still calmly, “but for the present you and The captain continued mild still; and then I I must talk a little; so he bids the boatswain, put in with an argument, that had like to have who stood near him, secure him, which he did; brought us all back, if the weather had not really I spoke to him to be easy and patient, and that hindered it; which, when I came to understand the captain had no hand in our misfortune. sea affairs better, I found was indeed so, and that
“No hand in it! d-n him," said he aloud, “ do it had been impossible. I told the captain that you think he is not confederate in this villany? || I was sorry that my brother was so warm, byt would any honest man receive innocent people that our usage was villanous, which he could not on board his ship, and not inquire of their circum- || deny: then I took up the air of what my habit stances, but carry them away and not speak to || did not agree with : I told him that we were them ? and now he knows how barbarously we not people to be sold for slaves, that though we are treated, why does he not set us on shore || had the misfortune to be in a circumstance that again? I tell you he is a villain, and none but obliged us to conceal ourselves, having disguised him ; why does he not complete his villany and ourselves to get out of the army, as being not murder us, and then he will be free from our re willing to go into 'Flanders, yet that we were venge? but nothing else shall ever deliver him men of substance, and able to discharge ourselves from my hands, but sending us to the d-, or from the service when it came to that; and, to going thither himself; and I am honester in tell convince him of it, I told him I would give him ing him so fairly, than he has been to me, and sufficient security, to pay 201. a-piece for my am in no passion any more than he is."
brother and myself; and in as short time as we The captain was, I say, a little shocked at his could send from the place he should put in to boldness, for he talked a great deal more of the London, and receive a return; and, to show that same kind, with a great deal of spirit and fire, || I was able to do it, I pulled out my bill for 941. and yet, without any disorder in his temper ; in- from the gentleman of the custom-house, and deed I was surprised at it, for I never had heard | who, to my infinite satisfaction, he knew as soon him talk so well, and so much to the purpose in as he saw the bill. He was astonished at this, my life : the captain was, I say, a little shocked || and lifting up his hands, “ By what witchcraft, at it ; however, he talked very handsomely to says he, “ were you brought hither!" him, and told him, “ Look ye, young man, I bear || “ As to that,” says I, “ we have told you the with you the more because I am sensible your story, and we add nothing to it; but we insist case is very hard, and yet I cannot allow your || upon it, that you will do this justice to us now." threatening me neither, and you oblige me by 11 “ Well,” says he, “ I am very sorry for it, but
cannot answer putting back the ship; neither, if a bit of paper of no value, for nobody could I could," says he, “is it practicable to be done." receive it but myself. I saw no remedy, and so
While this discourse lasted the two Scotch-' talked coldly to him of it as of a thing I was inmen and the other Englishman were silent; but different about; and indeed I was grown indiffeas I seemed to acquiesce, the Scotchmen began rent, for I considered all the way on the voyage, to talk to the same purpose, which I need not that as I was bred a vagabond, had been a pickrepeat, and had not mentioned, but for a merry pocket and a soldier, and was run from my passage that followed. After the Scotchmen : colours, and that I had no settled abode in the had said all they could, and the captain still told world, nor any employ to get anything by, except them they must submit,-" And will you then that wicked one I was bred to, which had the carry us to Virginia ?" “ Yes," says the captain. gallows at the heels of it, I did not see but that ** And will we be sold,” says the Scotchman, this service might be as well to me as other busi" when we come there?” “ Yes," says the cap ness; and this I was particularly satisfied with, tain. “Why then, sir,” says the Scotchman, when they told me, that after I had served out " the devil will have you at the hinder end of the the five years' servitude I should have the bargain." " Say you so," says the captain smiling ; courtesy of the country (as they called it), that "Well, well, let the devil and I alone to agree is, a certain quantity of land to cultivate and about that: do you be quiet, and behave civilly plant for myself. So that now I was like to be as you should do, and you shall be used as kindly, brought up to something by which I might live, both here and there too, as I can." The poor without that wretched thing called stealing, Scotchmen could say little to it, nor I, nor any which my very soul abhorred, and which I had of us; for we saw there was no remedy, but to given over, as I have said, ever since that wicked leave the devil and the captain to agree among time that I robbed the poor widow of Kentish themselves, as the captain had said, as to the
Town. honesty of it.
In this mind I was when I arrived at Virginia ; Thus, in short, we were all, I say, obliged to ! and so, when the captain inquired of me what I acquiesce but my captain, who was so much the || intended to do, and whether I had anything to more obstinate when he found that I had a fund propose (that is to say, he meant whether I would to make such an offer upon, nor could all my give him my bill, which he wanted to be fingering persuasions prevail with him : the captain of the very much), 1 answered coldly, “ My bill would ship and he had many pleasant dialogues about be of no use to me now, for nobody would advance this in the rest of the voyage, in which Jack anything upon it; only this I would say to him, never treated him with any language but that of that, if he would carry me and Captain Jack back kidnapper and villain, nor talked of anything but to England, and to London again, I would pay him of taking his revenge of him; but I omit that the 201. off my bill for each of us. This he had part, though very diverting, as being no part of no mind to; “ For as to your brother,” says he, my own story.
“ I would not take him into my ship for twice In short, the wind continued to blow hard, 201. ; he is such a hardened, desperate villain," though very fair, till, as the seamen said, we says hè, “ I should be obliged to carry himn in were past the Islands on the north of Scotland, irons as I brought him hither.” and that we began to steer away westerly (which Thus we parted with our captain, or kidnapper, I came to understand since), as there was no land call him as you will. We were then delivered to any way for many hundred leagues, so we had the merchants, to whom we were consigned, who no remedy but patience, and to be easy as we again disposed of us as they thought fit, and in a could; only my surly Captain Jack continued the few days we were separated. same man all the way.
As for my Captain Jack, to make short of the We had a very good voyage, no storms all the story, that desperate rogue had the good luck to way, and a northerly wind almost twenty days have a very easy, good master, whose business together; so that, in a word, we made the capes and good humour he abused very much ; and, in of Virginia in two and thirty days, from the day I particular, took an opportunity to run away with we steered west, as I have said, which was in the a boat, which his master entrusted him and latitude of 60 degrees, 30 minutes, being to the another with, to carry some provisions down the north of the Isle of Great Britain; and this they river to another plantation which he had there. said was a very quick passage.
This boat and provisions they ran away with, and Nothing material happened to me during the sailed north to the bottom of the bay (as they voyage; and indeed, when I came there, I was call it), and into a river called Susquehanna, and obliged to act in so narrow a compass, that there, quitting the boat, they wandered through nothing very material could present itself. the woods, till they came into Pennsylvania, from
When we came ashore, which was in a great whence they made shift to get passage to New river, which they call Potomack, the captain England, and from thence home; where, falling asked us, but me more particularly, whether I in among his old companions, and to the old had anything to propose to him now? Jack trade, he was at length taken and hanged, about answered “ Yes, I have something to propose to a month before I came to London, which was you, captain ; that is, that I have promised you near twenty years afterward. to cut your throat, and depend upon it I will be U My part was harder at the beginning, though as good as my word.” “Well, well,” says the better at the latter end; I was disposed of (that captain, “ if I can't help it, you shall;" so he is to say, sold) to a rich planter, whose name turned away to me. I understood him very well! was Smith, and with me the other Englishman, what he meant; but I was now out of the reach || who was my fellow-deserter, that Jack brought to of any relief; and as for my note, it was now but lime when we went off from Dunbar.