泰无 After having mused a great while on the course they should take,they resolved at last, while it was still dark, to send the oldsavage, Friday's father, out as a spy, to learn, if possible,something concerning them, as what they came for, what theyintended to do, and the like. The old man readily undertook it;and stripping himself quite naked, as most of the savages were,away he went. After he had been gone an hour or two, he bringsword that he had been among them undiscovered, that he found theywere two parties, and of two several nations, who had war with oneanother, and had a great battle in their own country; and that bothsides having had several prisoners taken in the fight, they were,by mere chance, landed all on the same island, for the devouringtheir prisoners and making merry; but their coming so by chance tothe same place had spoiled all their mirth - that they were in agreat rage at one another, and were so near that he believed theywould fight again as soon as daylight began to appear; but he didnot perceive that they had any notion of anybody being on theisland but themselves. He had hardly made an end of telling hisstory, when they could perceive, by the unusual noise they made,that the two little armies were engaged in a bloody fight.Friday's father used all the arguments he could to persuade ourpeople to lie close, and not be seen; he told them their safetyconsisted in it, and that they had nothing to do but lie still, andthe savages would kill one another to their hands, and then therest would go away; and it was so to a tittle. But it wasimpossible to prevail, especially upon the Englishmen; theircuriosity was so importunate that they must run out and see thebattle. However, they used some caution too: they did not goopenly, just by their own dwelling, but went farther into thewoods, and placed themselves to advantage, where they mightsecurely see them manage the fight, and, as they thought, not beseen by them; but the savages did see them, as we shall findhereafter.
聊棋泰无聊棋牌游戏牌游My nephew, the captain, was a man of spirit, and of great presenceof mind; and though he was surprised, yet he told them calmly thathe would consider of the matter, but that he could do nothing in ittill he had spoken to me about it. He used some arguments withthem, to show them the unreasonableness and injustice of the thing,but it was all in vain; they swore, and shook hands round beforehis face, that they would all go on shore unless he would engage tothem not to suffer me to come any more on board the ship.
泰无聊棋This was a hard article upon him, who knew his obligation to me,and did not know how I might take it. So he began to talk smartlyto them; told them that I was a very considerable owner of theship, and that if ever they came to England again it would costthem very dear; that the ship was mine, and that he could not putme out of it; and that he would rather lose the ship, and thevoyage too, than disoblige me so much: so they might do as theypleased. However, he would go on shore and talk with me, andinvited the boatswain to go with him, and perhaps they mightaccommodate the matter with me. But they all rejected theproposal, and said they would have nothing to do with me any more;and if I came on board they would all go on shore. "Well," saidthe captain, "if you are all of this mind, let me go on shore andtalk with him." So away he came to me with this account, a littleafter the message had been brought to me from the coxswain.泰无聊棋牌游戏牌游泰无I was very glad to see my nephew, I must confess; for I was notwithout apprehensions that they would confine him by violence, setsail, and run away with the ship; and then I had been strippednaked in a remote country, having nothing to help myself; in short,I had been in a worse case than when I was alone in the island.But they had not come to that length, it seems, to my satisfaction;and when my nephew told me what they had said to him, and how theyhad sworn and shook hands that they would, one and all, leave theship if I was suffered to come on board, I told him he should notbe concerned at it at all, for I would stay on shore. I onlydesired he would take care and send me all my necessary things onshore, and leave me a sufficient sum of money, and I would find myway to England as well as I could. This was a heavy piece of newsto my nephew, but there was no way to help it but to comply; so, inshort, he went on board the ship again, and satisfied the men thathis uncle had yielded to their importunity, and had sent for hisgoods from on board the ship; so that the matter was over in a fewhours, the men returned to their duty, and I began to consider whatcourse I should steer.聊棋
牌游I was now alone in a most remote part of the world, for I was nearthree thousand leagues by sea farther off from England than I wasat my island; only, it is true, I might travel here by land overthe Great Mogul's country to Surat, might go from thence to Bassoraby sea, up the Gulf of Persia, and take the way of the caravans,over the desert of Arabia, to Aleppo and Scanderoon; from thence bysea again to Italy, and so overland into France. I had another waybefore me, which was to wait for some English ships, which werecoming to Bengal from Achin, on the island of Sumatra, and getpassage on board them from England. But as I came hither withoutany concern with the East Indian Company, so it would be difficultto go from hence without their licence, unless with great favour ofthe captains of the ships, or the company's factors: and to both Iwas an utter stranger.泰无聊棋The poor men were now in great perplexity whether they should standand keep their posture or fly; but after a very short debate withthemselves, they considered that if the savages ranged the countrythus before help came, they might perhaps find their retreat in thewoods, and then all would be lost; so they resolved to stand themthere, and if they were too many to deal with, then they would getup to the top of the tree, from whence they doubted not to defendthemselves, fire excepted, as long as their ammunition lasted,though all the savages that were landed, which was near fifty, wereto attack them.详情