This grove, that was now so peaceful, must then have rung with cries, I thought; and even with the thought I could believe I heard it ringing still.
This is a handy cove, and a pleasant sittyated grog-shop. Much company, mate?
We got together in a few days a company of the toughest old salts imaginable--not pretty to look at, but fellows, by their faces, of the most indomitable spirit.
You're either my ship's cook-and then you were treated handsome-or Cap'n Silver, a common mutineer and pirate, and then you can go hang!
But what is the black spot, captain?
Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
If it comes to a swinging, swing all, say I.
If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel!
It was high time, for I now began to be tortured with thirst. The glow of the sun from above, its thousandfold reflection from the waves, the sea-water that fell and dried upon me, caking my very lips with salt, combined to make my throat burn and my brain ache.
It was Silver's voice, and before I had heard a dozen words, I would not have shown myself for all the world. I lay there, trembling and listening, in the extreme of fear and curiostiy, for, in those dozen words, I understood that the lives of all the honest men aboard depended on me alone.
Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head.
Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.
Sometimes the isle was thick with savages, with whom we fought, sometimes full of dangerous animals that hunted us, but in all my fancies nothing occurred to me so strange as our actual adventures.
The captain has said too much or he has said too little, and I'm bound to say that I require an explanation of his words.
The workpeople, to be sure, were most annoyingly slow, but time cured that.
Then it was that there came into my head the first of the mad notions that contributed so much to saving our lives.
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