亚洲博彩亚洲博彩亚洲博彩They had no more to do then but to get into their boats, which, totheir great comfort, were pretty large; being their long-boat, anda great shallop, besides a small skiff, which was of no greatservice to them, other than to get some fresh water and provisionsinto her, after they had secured their lives from the fire. Theyhad, indeed, small hopes of their lives by getting into these boatsat that distance from any land; only, as they said, that they thusescaped from the fire, and there was a possibility that some shipmight happen to be at sea, and might take them in. They had sails,oars, and a compass; and had as much provision and water as, withsparing it so as to be next door to starving, might support themabout twelve days, in which, if they had no bad weather and nocontrary winds, the captain said he hoped he might get to the banksof Newfoundland, and might perhaps take some fish, to sustain themtill they might go on shore. But there were so many chancesagainst them in all these cases, such as storms, to overset andfounder them; rains and cold, to benumb and perish their limbs;contrary winds, to keep them out and starve them; that it must havebeen next to miraculous if they had escaped.
亚洲博彩亚洲博彩In the midst of their consternation, every one being hopeless andready to despair, the captain, with tears in his eyes, told me theywere on a sudden surprised with the joy of hearing a gun fire, andafter that four more: these were the five guns which I caused tobe fired at first seeing the light. This revived their hearts, andgave them the notice, which, as above, I desired it should, thatthere was a ship at hand for their help. It was upon the hearingof these guns that they took down their masts and sails: the soundcoming from the windward, they resolved to lie by till morning.Some time after this, hearing no more guns, they fired threemuskets, one a considerable while after another; but these, thewind being contrary, we never heard. Some time after that againthey were still more agreeably surprised with seeing our lights,and hearing the guns, which, as I have said, I caused to be firedall the rest of the night. This set them to work with their oars,to keep their boats ahead, at least that we might the sooner comeup with them; and at last, to their inexpressible joy, they foundwe saw them.亚洲博彩亚洲博彩亚洲博彩It is impossible for me to express the several gestures, thestrange ecstasies, the variety of postures which these poordelivered people ran into, to express the joy of their souls at sounexpected a deliverance. Grief and fear are easily described:sighs, tears, groans, and a very few motions of the head and hands,make up the sum of its variety; but an excess of joy, a surprise ofjoy, has a thousand extravagances in it. There were some in tears;some raging and tearing themselves, as if they had been in thegreatest agonies of sorrow; some stark raving and downrightlunatic; some ran about the ship stamping with their feet, otherswringing their hands; some were dancing, some singing, somelaughing, more crying, many quite dumb, not able to speak a word;others sick and vomiting; several swooning and ready to faint; anda few were crossing themselves and giving God thanks.亚洲博彩
亚洲博彩I would not wrong them either; there might be many that werethankful afterwards; but the passion was too strong for them atfirst, and they were not able to master it: then were thrown intoecstasies, and a kind of frenzy, and it was but a very few thatwere composed and serious in their joy. Perhaps also, the case mayhave some addition to it from the particular circumstance of thatnation they belonged to: I mean the French, whose temper isallowed to be more volatile, more passionate, and more sprightly,and their spirits more fluid than in other nations. I am notphilosopher enough to determine the cause; but nothing I had everseen before came up to it. The ecstasies poor Friday, my trustysavage, was in when he found his father in the boat came thenearest to it; and the surprise of the master and his twocompanions, whom I delivered from the villains that set them onshore in the island, came a little way towards it; but nothing wasto compare to this, either that I saw in Friday, or anywhere elsein my life.亚洲博彩亚洲博彩详情