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The Pirate at Sea
In"theyea'r855a British Ship. the
Lively Peggy, of Bristol, was on a home
ward voyage from the West Indies, and
would shortly reach the port of bar desti
nation unles some unlooked for accident
should occur to prevent her. There was a
stiff breeze, and the noble craft went
buovantlv bounding alons m the Dark
Billows. Captain Transom a square
built navigator, with bushy wniskers, and
a frank manly face, in which a qnick tem
per and a thorougly good-natured dispo
sition at times fought for the mastery; the
sudden glow in the keen grey eye being
contra'dicted by the smile on a firm, yet
handsome mouth was valking to and fro
on his quarter-deck, while a broad-chested
hirsute seaman was at the wheel, and oc
casionally exchanging roinarks with the
junior mate, a remarkably fine young fel
low of about two and'twenty, previous to
the changing of the watch, and hisi going
below to snatch a few hours sleep,after the
first anxieties attending on "tho eommenc
ing'the voyage were over.
"Mr, Freeman " said the captain.
"Ay, ay, ur 1" replied the young mate.
- Vlf the wind shifts a little souh'ard sir,
you'll close haul her a conplo of points ;
the peggy goes well under a good luff.
And, d'ye hear V
'Furl top -gallant-sails if it freshens,"
continued Captain Transom, casting a sea
man's glance to windward, "and gie a
drag to the fore-an' main weather-braces.
As ole Jack Martingil takes his drick at
the wheel, you'll do very well;"
u Are we likely to speak au thing iir,
do you think ?" asked Freeman.
I expect, sir, that cursed picaroon will
try to oerhaul us again, but he wont find
we carry quakcrs tins lime." J.nd he
amiled grimly ashe cast his eyes over the
caiionades which formed the armament of
the meichautman. "lie gave some troub
le to us this last time did this hempen
Don Pasco with his accuised crew."
4 We must not kug the shore too closely.
"Not for your life, and the value of ship
and cargo, keep a broad offing sir- If we
are to meet, better in the heart of a gale
with plenty of sea -room to handle the craft
than near either key, or coa;t where they
steal out like 'far-nil serpents on you."
And with a few farther words, and a brief
oider eheerily delivered' to the men,
Captaia Transom descended the poop-ladder,
entered his cabin to take a short re
psst'and turn in.
A bright clear afternoon, with the eve
ning about to close in the suddeness and
glorious effulgence of tropic night, the
hhip continuing on her course like a thing
of life and motion, rising and dipping her
taper masts, and describing strange curves
and arcs against the sky as the breeze rang
through cord and canvass.
"Hurrah, lads ! how' she pays ! We
ghall soon see "Pill," if the wind blows
and the craft goessoundiiig along likethis
exclaimed one of the crew forward hitch
ing his slacks and giving his quid a turn.
'What do you say to this b' ?'
Say t retorted an old Salt, with a sar
castic tone ilVhy, I &y this is in a nice
sort of sea for a brceae to hold out aid
never veer a point, while you makes a
stretch fromMonle'go Bay'in he Bristol
Channel. All you've eot to do in this
here precious calm Atlantic' in course is
fere precious calm Atlantic' in
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o let tall, sheet heme belay alf. iam the
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helm amidship .and never start back or
sheet till you 'clue np and furl awav of a
iug, aa iun.co yuu iu iow just as ii you was
salvage orVprizer My eye, I wish it was
&0 headed. "But you'll have to lbok
out for squills Pcaa? telf yott!,y '
younger sailor, not discomfitted by the
laugli of derision raised against him. 'She
is a pulling foot now and no mistake and
that's enough for me.'
'This breeze will freshen up before sev
en bells continued Martingill, lilting his
keen eyes windward ; and I shouldn't be
surprised if we wer sailing under bare
L pole before to-morrow noen. Better that
than anchored in a calm, and hi oiling like
a rasher in the sun
The group in which. the veteran seaman
was chief spokesman, consisted of some
eight or ten. stalwart men gathered round
the windlass, or seated on the bitts at the
heel of the bowsprit, and partly concealed
from their superiors aft, by the courses.
They were evidently enjoying the pres
ent moment of relaxation ; and tobacco
juice and bluo cur'ing smoke, went to lee
ward from quid jind Cuban leaf, nsed with
'I say Jack, bo began a broad-should
ered tar, taking tho blackened stump of
a favorite pipe out of hi3 mouth, 'spin that
yarn about the Spanish Don and the Pret
ty Creole, as Master Paul yonder aft sav
ed from the picaroons. I've heard it, but
Jiggers and Reefpoint, ain't.
'.Nor I nor I !' said three or four oth
ers. 'Come, lads, side out there, and
ouid Jack shall have my can to wet his
whistle as he pays it out.'
'Why, 'taint so much to palaver about
surely said Jack pushing back his broad
brimmed panama hat. and thrusting his
hands into his crisp grizzled locks, but
still with a flattered air, like one to whom
only au appropriate tribute has. been paid
and who receives only his due without as
Weil, well assented Martingill having
resource to afresh quid ; since youjmust
have it here goes. You see it consarns
Master Paul att yonder smoking his cigar
and having eye to see that everything
draws, a fine lad he was and a fine man
he's made. I larnt him to hand, reef and
steer , how to knot and splice, how to hand
in and furl, and fil out as neat a bunt as
But well well ! this is on the wiong tack.
'It was last voyage, afore we had ship
ped some of you lads here, as some of our
lads had been hove down with the yalla
fever, and as the Lively peggy "Was lying
in Kingston Bay, and slowing away rum
and sugar, for Bristol as there used to be
a good deal of going to from the Governors
house whose plantations, you know lay a
couple or three leagues up the country.
Well, Captain Transom had been hove
down, too, and was there being doctered
and nursed ; and prettier nurse than Miss
Lotty Buldook (her lather you see, is a
brother to our firm) you never could have
met with She had large black eyes, teeth
like ivory, olive cheeks, with the tint of
a ruddy peach on them, and was as love
ly a creature as ever set on fire the heart
of a lively lad of 19, which our Paul was ;
and so Paul, d'ye see who used to go daily
on shorej and dine at the planter's house
ell slap over head and ears in lore' 'with-
her. l ''
Kow, I had charge of the ship, and
scared ever left her. Thereby along
side of us, a low long midge of a"Mudian
schsoner, with such a brace of tall raking
spars stuck in her as I've scarcely ever
seen afore or since, and with everything
furled alow and aloft in such a taut
fhip-sbape manner, as showed she was
handled by a spark who thoroughly knew
his work. ' '
4 Well, this craft was jiist the"1 thing to
catch a bailor's eye buoyant" and' shaped
to a miracle, Jying low in the water, with
deck all flush fore and aft, the seems paid
in till they look inlaid with bony, and such
a beam as could only carry on under the
aire of canvass she could spread from clue
to earing. She was a beamy, and iKynis
ns. I had an opportunity of examining
her well. , r
The crew puzzled me lads, for I was
alwas on the lookout, and never saw more
than two or three sallow-looking chaps
with long black hair lounging about the
deck at any time. She was curiously
moored, too, as if ready for a start at any
moment ready to slip away with any
tide ; and I confess mv 'snicions were
aroused, and so I kept a sharp lookout,
you may guess
'Aye, aye, let you alone for that re
marked a tar commendinly.
'Well d'ye see continued the narrator,
'once or twice a boat passed us from the
jetty, pulled by four bull-necked unhand
some fellows, and one who looked like n
dandified skipper in the siarn-sheets. He
was an uncommon handsome ful.ow I must
say young with a peaked beard and
moustaches, and long blaok hair, and eyes
I keen enough, but somehow not pleasaat to'
look at. He was togged out too in tip
top style gold-laced cap and braided
jaeket, and altogether quite a don a dan
dy dye see; but the fellow had a thor
ough sailor's look about him
Well V was the impatient incerjection.
Well, oie day I happened to go up to
the plantacion, 'stead of Master Paul there,
and who should I see in slap-up-long-shore
toggs quite the Spanish style but this
here skipper, walking in the garden with
the pretty Miss Lotty, under the veran
dah, and whispering some soft nonsense'
in her ears making love to ner thinks I
myself in a moment.'
'How did you hit upon that old chap ?
asked one of his mates with a peculiar
'Why, you see, brothers' replied Mar
tiigill, 'when a chap bends his head to a
pretty girl's ear, and peeps into her face,
and'has his arm around her waist, and she
looks away, and plays with her opron and
tee-hees, and giggles, and the like; I take
it he is making love to her. What the
thunder are you looking at to the loo'ard
yonder V he added abruptly, seeipg one
of the men casting a long anxious seaman's
gaze in that direction.
'I thought I saw a sail, but its gone
was the answer.
Gone with the gull's wing that brought
it I expect
'I ain't so sure of that returned the
other gravely, 'but you go ahead with
your yarn, we shall see and know quite
'Well, I makes it out in course," and
Martingill lesumed his story, 'that this
don, who, d'ye mind me, was something
on sea what he was not on land was cut
ting Paul Freeman Out, and says 1 to my
self, Blessed if he shall 1 So I sees Paul
an hour afterwards, and tells him all I had
seen and all I thought
'That he may be cutting me out with
Miss Lottie, old Jack says he, 'may be
very true, andery easy, as I don't think
sne cares much about me says Paul; 'but
you must be mistaken as to his being cou
sarned with the sea, or with the 'Mudian
schooner lviua within the offing. He's a
planter from Antigua, and his passage
across is all he knows ot tho sea. lnat s
what Paul said ; and I laughed, for I tho't
I knew better, and as things afterwards
turned out, hang me ttafwatn't just as I
mapped it out -jr
The rest of Maftigill's story, notte make
it prolix, must be taken in a condensed
h It seems thai Don Pasco had for some
lime been a visitor at theJJBuldock planta
tion, where th host hospitably Tecefved
him', as he efSfali comers, and where Cap.
Transom and Paml often met him pol
ished, plausible man of the world, a plan
ter who was in Jamacia on baainess, and'
struck with the charms of the young girl,
Within the old church yard slwfoundt
A shelter from the sterol
Her tatterad drapery ioate'rountf'
ner pale and wasted form
She stood within the temple gatt.
ciuie me aouse et prayer ; m
Bucnot to seek however late, ;
Tor peace and pardon there. '
She bent beneath the wrath of Him &
Whom winds and atormi btjx; u .
Her hndwere clasped, her eJM were dim
"uujv" "o uieu not pray.
The heartperhaps at irat may shrink,
When ureed by passien'a flame, , t
It trembles on the very brink
Of infamy and shame.
But, oh! when once the boundary's1 paiu
It knows no backward cowse ,rr
Until it learns to feel at last, - -' . )
remaps too late, remorae.
Oft in the cheerless night
Her memory would recall,
Her childish momenta of debVlt,
.Her tarlj lore and fall
She thought of those who still wer J dear.
The friends of happier days,
Who shared her childish joy and fear
And joined her infant play. - "
Her sisters they have ceased to grieve
For her despair ana shame ; ""
Around the social hearth at eve '
They never breathe her name.' a
mt 'J M
liiere was not one to dry her teara
To raise her drooping brow ; ..I
Wnt nnck nf oil V.-. 1 J i
,Wk .. ui u.i tuujuveu oi yeara-
xu ieei uer anguisn now
Yet no ! one heart she new was therm
That still in silence prayed, a IT
An'd mourned in secret grief for her,
The outcast the betrayed. r
ZTcr father's curse on her fall, -Hex
sisters may forget ; , ,
But there is one who pardons all
Her mother loves her yet. '
And she had made those gentle eyes
With tears of anguish dim i T
tier happy home, her early ties,
Were all renounced for him.
Upon one shrine she offered all '
Her filial love,. her fame; ' oa
Tfie gem she never could recall,' ,f
Her pure uuspotted name. .
And for his sake, and to hia love, ot
Her earthly peace was given; ?''
Eor him she risked her hopes above,
And braved the wrath ot ueaveo. :
'Tis ever thus the victims pay
The penance of their fall ; v l '
While those who tempted them astray.
Are praised and sought by all. .
Oh, why should man be th
(Since both are pro
lirom all the censure
So freely pouapLo her
Some people" never show tho leatCjiiign
of spirit, till they give up the'ghott."
Sweetening one's coffee is generally the
first stirring event of the day, 7
,Vehad better be out'of the worlt than
have everybody wishing ns out of i
Bullets and bombs cai sins: and' whistle
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but as musicians, are not very, pleasant to
the timid. .
This is a very fast generaiioa, but our
ancestors certainly got ahead of ns in tho
A beauty is apt to find fault with) her
lips teeth, or eyes, bmt upbraids her: hair
Thoy say women caused man- to com
mit his first sin ; guess its the case, and
his unpardonable sin to, for ha marrioa
her. J -
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