捕鱼 I walked it on foot, with my old pilot and a Chinese, being verydesirous of a little variety. When we came to the place it was alow, marshy ground, walled round with stones, piled up dry, withoutmortar or earth among them, like a park, with a little guard ofChinese soldiers at the door. Having bought a camel, and agreedfor the price, I came away, and the Chinese that went with me ledthe camel, when on a sudden came up five Tartars on horseback. Twoof them seized the fellow and took the camel from him, while theother three stepped up to me and my old pilot, seeing us, as itwere, unarmed, for I had no weapon about me but my sword, whichcould but ill defend me against three horsemen. The first thatcame up stopped short upon my drawing my sword, for they are arrantcowards; but a second, coming upon my left, gave me a blow on thehead, which I never felt till afterwards, and wondered, when I cameto myself, what was the matter, and where I was, for he laid meflat on the ground; but my never-failing old pilot, the Portuguese,had a pistol in his pocket, which I knew nothing of, nor theTartars either: if they had, I suppose they would not haveattacked us, for cowards are always boldest when there is nodanger. The old man seeing me down, with a bold heart stepped upto the fellow that had struck me, and laying hold of his arm withone hand, and pulling him down by main force a little towards him,with the other shot him into the head, and laid him dead upon thespot. He then immediately stepped up to him who had stopped us, asI said, and before he could come forward again, made a blow at himwith a scimitar, which he always wore, but missing the man, struckhis horse in the side of his head, cut one of the ears off by theroot, and a great slice down by the side of his face. The poorbeast, enraged with the wound, was no more to be governed by hisrider, though the fellow sat well enough too, but away he flew, andcarried him quite out of the pilot's reach; and at some distance,rising upon his hind legs, threw down the Tartar, and fell uponhim.
游戏We were not long in preparing for this voyage; the chief difficultywas in bringing me to come into it. However, at last, nothing elseoffering, and as sitting still, to me especially, was theunhappiest part of life, I resolved on this voyage too, which wemade very successfully, touching at Borneo and several otherislands, and came home in about five months, when we sold ourspices, with very great profit, to the Persian merchants, whocarried them away to the Gulf. My friend, when we made up thisaccount, smiled at me: "Well, now," said he, with a sort offriendly rebuke on my indolent temper, "is not this better thanwalking about here, like a man with nothing to do, and spending ourtime in staring at the nonsense and ignorance of the Pagans?" -"Why, truly," said I, "my friend, I think it is, and I begin to bea convert to the principles of merchandising; but I must tell you,by the way, you do not know what I am doing; for if I once conquermy backwardness, and embark heartily, old as I am, I shall harassyou up and down the world till I tire you; for I shall pursue it soeagerly, I shall never let you lie still."捕鱼游戏安卓安卓
捕鱼CHAPTER XI - WARNED OF DANGER BY A COUNTRYMAN游戏捕鱼游戏安卓安卓A LITTLE while after this there came in a Dutch ship from Batavia;she was a coaster, not an European trader, of about two hundredtons burden; the men, as they pretended, having been so sickly thatthe captain had not hands enough to go to sea with, so he lay by atBengal; and having, it seems, got money enough, or being willing,for other reasons, to go for Europe, he gave public notice he wouldsell his ship. This came to my ears before my new partner heard ofit, and I had a great mind to buy it; so I went to him and told himof it. He considered a while, for he was no rash man neither; andat last replied, "She is a little too big - however, we will haveher." Accordingly, we bought the ship, and agreeing with themaster, we paid for her, and took possession. When we had done sowe resolved to engage the men, if we could, to join with those wehad, for the pursuing our business; but, on a sudden, they havingreceived not their wages, but their share of the money, as weafterwards learned, not one of them was to be found; we inquiredmuch about them, and at length were told that they were all gonetogether by land to Agra, the great city of the Mogul's residence,to proceed from thence to Surat, and then go by sea to the Gulf ofPersia.捕鱼游戏Nothing had so much troubled me a good while as that I should missthe opportunity of going with them; for such a ramble, I thought,and in such company as would both have guarded and diverted me,would have suited mightily with my great design; and I should haveboth seen the world and gone homeward too. But I was much bettersatisfied a few days after, when I came to know what sort offellows they were; for, in short, their history was, that this manthey called captain was the gunner only, not the commander; thatthey had been a trading voyage, in which they had been attacked onshore by some of the Malays, who had killed the captain and threeof his men; and that after the captain was killed, these men,eleven in number, having resolved to run away with the ship,brought her to Bengal, leaving the mate and five men more on shore.
安卓捕鱼Well, let them get the ship how they would, we came honestly byher, as we thought, though we did not, I confess, examine intothings so exactly as we ought; for we never inquired anything ofthe seamen, who would certainly have faltered in their account, andcontradicted one another. Somehow or other we should have hadreason to have suspected, them; but the man showed us a bill ofsale for the ship, to one Emanuel Clostershoven, or some such name,for I suppose it was all a forgery, and called himself by thatname, and we could not contradict him: and withal, having nosuspicion of the thing, we went through with our bargain. Wepicked up some more English sailors here after this, and someDutch, and now we resolved on a second voyage to the south-east forcloves, &c. - that is to say, among the Philippine and Malaccaisles. In short, not to fill up this part of my story with trifleswhen what is to come is so remarkable, I spent, from first to last,six years in this country, trading from port to port, backward andforward, and with very good success, and was now the last year withmy new partner, going in the ship above mentioned, on a voyage toChina, but designing first to go to Siam to buy rice.游戏I WAS astonished at the sincerity and temper of this pious Papist,as much as I was oppressed by the power of his reasoning; and itpresently occurred to my thoughts, that if such a temper wasuniversal, we might be all Catholic Christians, whatever Church orparticular profession we joined in; that a spirit of charity wouldsoon work us all up into right principles; and as he thought thatthe like charity would make us all Catholics, so I told him Ibelieved, had all the members of his Church the like moderation,they would soon all be Protestants. And there we left that part;for we never disputed at all. However, I talked to him anotherway, and taking him by the hand, "My friend," says I, "I wish allthe clergy of the Romish Church were blessed with such moderation,and had an equal share of your charity. I am entirely of youropinion; but I must tell you that if you should preach suchdoctrine in Spain or Italy, they would put you into theInquisition." - "It may be so," said he; "I know not what theywould do in Spain or Italy; but I will not say they would be thebetter Christians for that severity; for I am sure there is noheresy in abounding with charity."详情