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乐平赠送The boatswain defended this quarrel when we were afterwards onboard. He said it was true that we seemed to break the truce, butreally had not; and that the war was begun the night before by thenatives themselves, who had shot at us, and killed one of our menwithout any just provocation; so that as we were in a capacity tofight them now, we might also be in a capacity to do ourselvesjustice upon them in an extraordinary manner; that though the poorman had taken a little liberty with the girl, he ought not to havebeen murdered, and that in such a villainous manner: and that theydid nothing but what was just and what the laws of God allowed tobe done to murderers. One would think this should have been enoughto have warned us against going on shore amongst the heathens andbarbarians; but it is impossible to make mankind wise but at theirown expense, and their experience seems to be always of most use tothem when it is dearest bought.赠送体验金娱乐平台体验台金娱We were now bound to the Gulf of Persia, and from thence to thecoast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of thesupercargos design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missedhis business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and returnto the coast as he came home. The first disaster that befell uswas in the Gulf of Persia, where five of our men, venturing onshore on the Arabian side of the gulf, were surrounded by theArabians, and either all killed or carried away into slavery; therest of the boats crew were not able to rescue them, and had butjust time to get off their boat. I began to upbraid them with thejust retribution of Heaven in this case; but the boatswain verywarmly told me, he thought I went further in my censures than Icould show any warrant for in Scripture; and referred to Luke xiii.4, where our Saviour intimates that those men on whom the Tower ofSiloam fell were not sinners above all the Galileans; but thatwhich put me to silence in the case was, that not one of these fivemen who were now lost were of those who went on shore to themassacre of Madagascar, so I always called it, though our men couldnot bear to hear the word MASSACRE with any patience.乐平
赠送But my frequent preaching to them on this subject had worseconsequences than I expected; and the boatswain, who had been thehead of the attempt, came up boldly to me one time, and told me hefound that I brought that affair continually upon the stage; that Imade unjust reflections upon it, and had used the men very ill onthat account, and himself in particular; that as I was but apassenger, and had no command in the ship, or concern in thevoyage, they were not obliged to bear it; that they did not knowbut I might have some ill-design in my head, and perhaps to callthem to an account for it when they came to England; and that,therefore, unless I would resolve to have done with it, and alsonot to concern myself any further with him, or any of his affairs,he would leave the ship; for he did not think it safe to sail withme among them.体验台金娱The rogues were now quite deaf to all reason, and being refusedtheir arms, they raved away like madmen, threatening what theywould do, though they had no firearms. But the Spaniards,despising their threatening, told them they should take care howthey offered any injury to their plantation or cattle; for if theydid they would shoot them as they would ravenous beasts, whereverthey found them; and if they fell into their hands alive, theyshould certainly be hanged. However, this was far from coolingthem, but away they went, raging and swearing like furies. As soonas they were gone, the two men came back, in passion and rageenough also, though of another kind; for having been at theirplantation, and finding it all demolished and destroyed, as abovementioned, it will easily be supposed they had provocation enough.They could scarce have room to tell their tale, the Spaniards wereso eager to tell them theirs: and it was strange enough to findthat three men should thus bully nineteen, and receive nopunishment at all.详情