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PREFACE.


Tun little Work now presented to the Readers of
ibe CaILD's Liaz ar, appear, for the fint time with
e name of its author in the title-pge. It wasori-
ally published by Mr. RosuaT Dose.wr, himself the
author of several works of ooiderable merit; of
which his elegant Fables," and his little Dras,
The Toy Shop," and The King and the Miler f
lansfield," are those by which he is best knows to,
he present generation.
The contract by which "Tn lavs AxD Aovm-.
runm or Prms Wu.aur, a Conishma' was as-
igned to Mr. Donsarr, is dated January lth, 1749,
mad is still preserved in the Library of the Loodo
[astitution. It tipulates, that the autbor, Mr. Roman
PAtroK, of Clement's Inn, should receive tweaq





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guineas, twelve copies of the book when printed, and
* the cuts of the first impression,"-meaning thereby,
no doubt, the earliest prof impressions of the plates;
and not, as was supposed by a writer in the Meornim
Chromicl, some years since, the plates themselves.
That the adventures of" PTrB WILKIN'S are not
wrought of perishable materials, is sufficiently testified
by the length of time which has elapsed since their
first publication, and the numerous editions through
which the work has since passed. In the present
edition care has been taken to expunge such incidents,
only, as are unsuited to the perusal of children, for
whom alone the book was not originally written; and
to correct such verbal inaccuracies as might induce a
bad taste for style in composition. At the same time,
such alterations and omissions have been made witt
becoming reverence for the genius of the author, anc
the abundant merits of his delightful story.
J.T.





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INTRODUCTION.


As I am about to give the life of anoth, I sall aot trohle
the reader with say of my own eoeeras, or the dalff tht
led me into the South Se. Therfire, I shaB d y aoqm t
him, that in my return on board the Hecter, a a panse r,
round Cape Horn, for gland, fell late in the Im m, the
*nd and the currents setting strong against us, our ship
dire more southerly, by several degree, tha the a
ooeer, eve to the latitude of 75 or "6; when the win
ahaging, we began to remse our ateded way. It w
ahut the middle of e, when the days are there ortet,
m a very moonlight eight, that we obsevd at me distdne
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to fow the ship, which the made gIt way. Every o
oa douk was iouri in observing its motio ; ad peOciving
it fquently to divide, and presently to ose agin, and not
to continue long in any determined sdpe, our cptain, who
had never before been so far to the sothward a he then
found him f, conjectred that this phenomenon might poe.
tend a storm gathering in the air; and by its following, and
nearly keeping pace with us, he was in great fear lest it should
break upon and overwhelm us; he, therefore, ordered one of
thb ship's gun to be fed, to try if the perssion of the air
wol disperse it. This was no sooner done, than we heard
a prodigious flounce in the water, at but a small distaoe
from the ship, on the weatheeqarter; and after a violent
mse, or cry, in the air, the clod, that upon our fiing dimd
paed, seemed to return again, but by degrees dippeared.
Whit we were all very much surprised at this unexpected
oaidet, I begged the captain to sed the boat to see, if po
ibl, what it was that had fallen fro the aloud, and onred
mPyf to make one in er. He was uch against t tis t s
w it woud retard his voyage; but in the midst of our debate,
hearing a voioe calling out for help, in our own tongue, I in-
siued on going, and not afering a fellow-restre to perish
for the ndk of a trifling delay. In compliamos with my ree-
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*tIf and semvn dboers ade to the ry, and bmd it me
kr an ddMry man.labouri for life, with his mar-s
sew ral ln poles, of equal si at both e ,very lit ad
tied to eah other in a very odd maner. We put the .o
under him, and moon lifted him into the boe. He bad an
extravagant beard, ad also long, blackih hair pon his head
As moon a he could speak, he took me by the hand, ad
thimked me and the sailor very kindly for our civility.
We took him to the ship, and pt him to bed i my
ombim; and having a large provision of stores m boad,
I applied him with everything he wanted. In or frqut
disour together, he several time dropped loroe Lais
of his pt life, which but the more inlamed e with
impatiee to hear hi whole history. About this tim,
hving jut begun to double the Cape, our captain theht
of watering at the first conveoiet place; ad fiami r the
strlger had no mouey to pay his puaage, and tht he
had been from Englad no es tha thirtyfive yea, he,
despairing of his reward for condeting him thIth
intimated to bin that he mut expect to be put es shme
to dhift for himself, when we put in for water. b
edimy suk the stronger's spirits. I ask him, if he eold
think of no way of stisfying the captain, or may om de
whio iti ti'humm he idm A to a--m far him- and Im.







ter, how he expeMed to live whme he aid gt to uamd.
HeImpon e told me, that ever sime hr being a board,
be had entertained a thought of having his adventures
written; and tht he had battered himel with hopes of
raising somewhat by their ale: but it was plain new
that be should oever m Eglad without assistance, if I
shld answer for his page, and write his life, he would
communicate to m a faithful arrive thereof, which h
believed would pay me to the fll, any charge I might be at
o his asont. 1 was very well pleased with this overte; m
I tl him I woud make him eay in that respect Having
prievd the po ma, I aBotted two howu every morng
or the prpse of writing down is life from his own meuk;
and frequency when wind and weather qept m below, w
spt sem tim of an ftenoo i the mm eareise, till we
had quit completed iL Haing shed the wark, I locked
itup, i oder to praise it at lisure, iiseading to have pn
emted it to hion or arrival in EaglaLd Bet he, havin
bem in a delining state som tim before we matched sha
died the very eight we leaded; and his funeral felling
m, I thought I had te great right to the mausoript: and
showing it to some judicious friends, I hae beea pevald
ith not to eoneeal fm thewrd world wht ay prove so way
atsmimr r. and mawaus aev umefuL


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THE ADVENTURES
or

PETER WILKIN8.


I wvA born at Peohal, in CoawAM on the Mit atDsbMt
1485, abot four mths afte the death of ftmb, wh
was a asalous Protestant of the Chuak of oBar L I -w
meed after y father. My gnmdifaths wuas a hophpr
at Newport, who by grst fraglity and uetraucuoamy up
pliotim, raid a fferame of about ao hademI ul daL
peomds a-year in land, Mad a cosideableMs ofemdy mmeop
A" this at his death, devlved upon my fathlm is mly dMt
who being so le persimious tf hem my, gaNdftbli ad
ing r n his own te, bhad mk iAmpmw it vim
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beoh his marriage with my mother. He dying, my matter,
ftr my birth, placed all her actiom upon me (her growing
hopes, u he called me), and used every method i my
minority, of incrsing the tore for my benet.
In this manner she went on, till I was about fteen years
of age; and having met with so much indulgence from her,
I looked on myself as a person of some oonsequence, and
began to take all opportunities of enjoying the company of my
neighbours.
About this time I got acquainted with a country gentleman,
of a small paternal estate, which had been never the better for
being inis hands, and had some neasy demand upon it.
He son grew very fond of me, hoping, as I had rean
afterwards to believe, by an union with my mother, to set
himef free from his entanglement. She was then about
thirty-five year old, and till continued a widow, out of r-
gard to me, as I e all the rea in the world to belive.
ih was really a beautiful woman; but bed always arrived
hrlf with o mul reserve, and given so little encourage
memt to the other se, that she had passed er widowhood
wih very few solicitations to alter her way of life. Ti
g6tlemm, however, observing m mother' conduct, in mder
to ingratiate himself with her, had sown nmbere iinstae
of -.l t. !.. La-wimP m La taAl mU _MAuW- h MmiA







my tfihl in m diBsourM atssis m at mi,4 ta
di id wonderof p peet, if my gies weW bit pi
rly oltivated.
Thi dcouse, from a an esteemed by every body -
momplished gentleman, by degrees wrought upon my motw,
Sidin ooedhero far as to induce er to ask his advice
What manner most properly to proceed with me. Havri
ired a little time to consider of matter of smh importee,
a son after told her that be thought the most usefl mitud
F stablihing me, would be at a fishing academy, kept by
very worthy and judicious gentleman, about thirty mis
em u in Somersetre; where, if I oould but be adiM d,
Smaster taking bt a stated number of students at a ti,
P did not in the least doubt but I should fully anwer t
aoter he had give her of me, aad outline most of my
netmporarie..
My mother listeni to this proposal, my frisud (as I sl
im) proposed visiting the academy, to asertain if there wer
vacancy, and to lear the trmn of admissic. Ia th
ys he returned, with an engaging soocut f the plai, he
mar, the regularity of the scholars, of an ap tment m#cled
w my reception, and, in short, whatever ele might cpt
y mother's opinion in favour of his project
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employed i ttig e out for my npeditiea The howr .
my departure arrived; mad my mother, thinking to iake m
heart easy t our separation, gave me two gainea is gold
asd a little silver in my pocket to present changing. Havi
bee preached into a good liking of the schem by my rad,
I mounted the carriage with more alacrity Ihan eould I
expected, from one who had never before been beyond ti
smon e of his mother's obimney; but the thoughts I had *n
eeived, frm my friend's discoure, of a o academic li, and
the weight of o much money in my pocket, wern pevaili
eordial to keep my piritsob the wing. We lay at -a im
that night, ner the master's house, and the nest day I wa
initiated; and at parting my friend presented me with math
gims WheB I fomud myself thus rich, I may ay I heati
wished they were ll fairy at home again, that I might ha
time to count my cas, and dispose of such part f it a I kh
already appropriated to several se hean in embryo.
I shal not trouble you with the neptio I met with fee
y mamser, or his scholars, nor tell yo how soon I mad
frids of all my companion; bat I mut inform you, that
ing the eldest lad in the house, and cousequently mew a
erty tha the rest of the scholar, I foucd ocamio f
expenditure which soo exhausted my pae. I atheref
deiminedt to ite tomy other fora f supply. I di







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Miend in the following words :-
SSon Peter,
"Your mother and myself are much surprised you boldd
write for money, having so amply provided for you; but as it
s not many months to Christmas, when possibly we may send
or you home, you must make yourself easy till them. A
schoolboy, with all the necessaries of life found him, cannot
mave much occasion for money.
Your lovwg father,
"J. G."
Imagise, if it be powibe, my oonstoratim on the rei
ithisletter. began to think I should be tariold *et
whl my father and godfather had .with so me pin ead
adtry, for many yea, Iben heaping up fr m. L ed
b latter to my master, whom my atentim to my studies m
p-arl oondot had inspired with nek Un-Mi and matt
eat, that I was rather his copanion tha his pupil. l
ended with me o my hard fortune, but adised me to w
utiatly until the next reo and them write to my aw
areut, humbly asking that he would pase to eoder maln
thholidayI I did o, and ao log ater oas.d a
-swer to Lh following edot:-


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6 PR= WILKINm.
"Son Peter,
"Your.mother has been dead some time; and u to your
request, it will be very expensive, and of little use; for a
person who mst live by his studies cannot apply to thm
too closely."
This letter quite subdued my fortitude: however, with tear
in my eyes, I showed it to my master. "Peter, said he to
me, "what can this mean? here is some mystery concealed;
some ill design on foot Then taking the letter into his
hand, A person who mut live by his studies.'-" Hee is
more meant than meets the eye. Why! have not you a
petty estate to live upon, when it comes to your habds?
Peter," continued he; "I would advise you to go to your
father, and inquire into your affair: but I am afraid to let
yeu go alone, and will, when my students depart at Chritmws,
aeoompany you myself with all my heart; for you must kw,
have advised on your affair already, and find you are of g
to choose yourself a guardian, who may be any relating or
fried you onfide in, and may see justice done to you. I
i edistely thanked him for the hint, and begged him to
septt the trust: this he with great readiness complied with,
end w admitted accordingly.
So Mn ua our scholars were gone home, we et t
together. We arrived at the old houe, but wee nt





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seiven with smoe atMradlMnawy teobem of friir a
wold giv the lst room to supose were welesbm. At
length my mater, who wau unwilling our time should be 1h
broke silence. Mr. G.says he, I ee te lom of Mater
Wikins's mother pmt him underme M contuion; so tWha ys
will excse me, au hs pereptor and friend, in making se
inquiry how his airn stad, and how his elects are dispoe
of" During this discoure, Mr. turned pole, them reddeed,
but kept silene, till my muter had done; when, wit a smer,
e replied, "Sir, I know of no estate, real or pereou
belonging to young Mr. Wilkin. I know, his mother ed
a estate in land, ear two hundred a year, aad also a oo
Sof money, whe I married her; but the estate she sert
on me before our marriage, ad her money and goods re
new for my sole us, as ber husbad." "It is tre," he
added, that the late Mr. Wilkis had sno ameetot, ad same
hnMdred,I may aythousands, at death; bt he mad a
deed, just before that evet happened, by which he gas my
lat wife both the tate, money, and everything ele be ad
without ay conditions whatsoever; all which she o .
ad new of right, as told you before, belong to me shower,
as I ae no child, if Peter behave well under your diresie,
I hav thoghts of paying another year's br for him, m
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My maer ad myself wer thdemtreak at what we had
heard; bet ending e business dme there, we took er
leaves.
We made the best of our way hoe again, where I said
but a week to omsider what I should do with myself. At the
ed of that time, I roe oe morning early, and marched of,
resved to leave England the first opportity. I walked at
a great rate, and by nightfall found myself thirty-five ile.
froe my master' I had eaten nothing all day, aad was
very hungry ad weary, but I had a crow-pieoe a yet whole:
however, I fed very sparingly, being ovepressed with the
diltres of my affairs, and the oonfuion of my thoughts. I
dlpt that night tolerably; but the morning brought its foes
of horar with it I had inquired over nigt where I was, and
being infomed that I was not above sixteen mile fae
Britol ; for which plaeIthenresolved. At mytting at
i the morning, after I had walked about three miles, I fmed
by degrees my pirit grew calmer than it had been ie I kft
Mr.O. at my hoe (s 1 hall ever all it); and as both t
my aeher's and my sMhool, had never neglected y prey ,
Smmd aside from the rod into a little ope, ad, kneeling
dom, payed to God with r fervour thn I had eer fit
bee. I begged his future proteetim a, d pet myef
eatiely uder his providential cae. When I had faihd I





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ma, y an ae s myWl ; M mi nm g m
uLat, I dak hearty drht of water, maddateudy
Meeting am my joeney, I eabed Blsitol abot four o'e ek
the afternoon. Having refeshed mysel, I went to te
ay, to nquire what ships were in the river, whither boet
d when they would depart, but would aeet wit no employ;
I retned to the little houe I had dined ad went to
d very peirve. Next day I walked again to the Quy,
king all I met, who looked like deafing for employ
mt. At lat almost out of heart with my fequest reples,
wet to a landing pleae just by, and asked two e getlm f
y wanted a had. One of them, whom I afterwards ihad
be the mater of a vessel bound to the coa t oAfris,
reed baek, and looking earnestly on me, Young me
y he, "step into that taver," pointing to the p e, aiO
will be with you pree -tly,-I went thiter, and not hbg
lr came my fat muster. He asked ifI hd been atd M
kid him o; butthat I did ot dMobt e to lear the d
a sailor. He ten looked on my head, and shati& U
ad, toldme should not do,for I had teeooM ta d. I
Ud hi I was determined for the sea, ad that my hatia
et kould go together; and I hoped my hand weld -
den, though ntmy heat. He then eed mif I uadr
sad assets, so l end write a good hbad; ad Wsttf.





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if o be woed mabe m his toward, ad m k it worth my
while I answered in the airmative, joyfully aeopting his
ler; but o his asking me where my chest wa, I looked
very blank, and plainly told bia, I had no other stores than I
carried on my back. The captain smiled, and sid, Youg
man, I ee you are a novice; but I like your looks. Be
diligent and honest: I will let you have a little money to set
you eut, and deduct it from your pay. He was pulling out
his purse, when I begged him, a he seemed disposed to show
me so great a kindness, that he would himself buy what
necesarie he knew I should want. He commended my pro-
deoe, and said he would do so, and send them on board; so
bid me trouble myself no more about them, but go to the
hip, on the return of his boat, and stay there till he ame,
giving me a ticket to the boat's crew to take me in. I eame
to te shore as the boat was going off, but showing them s
ticket, they took me sfe to the ship: heartily glad that I i
entered upon my new service. The captain came onboard
at night with my chest, and before morning we et sail, the
wind blowing a brisk gale.
What happened the first fourteen days of our paag I
kow ot, having been all that time so sick ad wek, that I
ou)d saroely keep life sad soul together; but son afer I
mr better and better. We prosecuted our voyage, thing





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w about a week at the Madeira ia our way. The cepia
ew very fed of me, and I paed my tim under his favour
ery pleasantly. One evening, being within sixty leagues of
be Cape of Palmes, calm weather, but the little wind we had
gaint us, one of our men spied a sail; ad the calm con-
inning, about break of the next day we perceived we had
illen in with a French privateer, who hoisting her colours,
ailed on us to strike. Our captain had earee time to con-
ider whattodo: he called al hand on deck. ud, telling
bem the o eqence of surrender, asked them ifthey would
td by him. One ad all wore they idd fight the ship
o the bottom, rather than fall into the privateer's hands. The
aptai immdatly gave the word for a lear deck,prepared
i from, and begged them to be active, and obey orders.
le the ommaded all the mail arms to be brought upon
leek leaded, and to ran out as many of the ship's guns as e
ld bring on one side; then lay-to till he gave direction.
Ihe privateer being a small ship, and a light brese arising,
anup lose to u; first firing one g, then another, sill
calling out to s to strike: but we neither returned ie r
nwered, till he came almost within pistoldot of s, when our
pain ordered a broadside, and immediately all haad to
omo a deok. We killed eight men and wounded several
other. The privateer then fired a broadside through and




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Lasmmeme, was mmae&. us mgm pm uEW
nmr enmies who thusepe redoebled the an ek; dl4tb
nt volley of their mall armshot our captain in the benM
pom which he dropped dead without stirring. Thi dise-
Mrted the whole company; sad though our mate, a man d
good courage sad experience, did all that a brave man coa
lo to animate the me, they drooped apparently, sad the less
tf the ship became inevitable; so we strnk, sad the Fremk-
tau boarded us.
During the latter part of the engagement, we had two me
killed, and ive wounded, who died afterwards f their womds.
We who were alive were all ordered board the FPs da ;
who, after ailing u, chained u two and two, sd e-md
o the held. Or vesselwas then ranked; aud th r
privaeer, who had su-ered much the day beer, inma
mgagemeat with an Englih twentygn ship of war, eailg
tp, the price was set by her into port, where dhe herself
to rAt
In this condition did I, and fourteen of our crew, together
with twelve others who were taken a few day after, lie for .X
weeks; till the fetters on our lep had almost sate. to he
bse, and the teach of the place had well-igh smathd s.
Uthe e d of that time, the provisionof the privatis grr g
Or, they cam to a determination to give u our ship beorC





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Mk they had rsved, ad turn u adrit to shiftt for ourelves;
ser digly oeasad-twenty were committed to the bot, with
about two day' provision, and a mall matter of ammuitim.
When we came to reflect on our condition, the prospect
before u appeared very melancholy; though we had at firt
readily enough embraced the offer, rather than perish in our
losatome cofinement. We judged we wre above two
hundred league from land; and it blowing northeast, a pretty
stiff gale, we could make no way, but rather lost, for we aimed
at some port in Africa, having neither l, compass, nor any
other instrument to direct s. As we had little above two
days' provision, we perceived a necessity of almost starving
voluntarily, to avoid doing so quite; seeing it mst e many
days before we could rch shore, if ever we did; a sm
delivered by some ship that Providence might md in ro
way. In short, the ninth day came, and our food, except a little
water, was all gone: this cased s quite to despair. On the
twelfth day, four of our company died with hunger, in a very
miserable way. On the fourteenth day, and in the night, ve
mre died, and a sixth was ear expiring. On the fifteeth
day, in the morning, as thee bad been a heavy dew or rain i
the ight, and we had spread out everything we had of lim
ad wodllen to receive it, we wee a little refreshed by wiring
our clothes, and sippir what came from them; after which





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w o.o"d them up froa tbe e, stowing them al l
together to keep in the istre, which served s to sek at
or two days after, a little d a little at a tie.
Want of water wa now our greatest hardship; oar month
md tongues were quite played with drought, ad our t
t faeliagfrom our jaw ; for though we had tried, by playing
Sl the dead men' jackets ad shirts one over another, to
tain some of the sewater through them by sm alu qs
ret that woud not deprive it of its perioious qalities; ad
hogh it refreshed as a little in going down, we wereo sink,
Id strained ourselve so much after it, that it came up agai.
ud made us more miserable th before.
In Uis distes it was so ordered by Provideme, tht a the
wmsty4irt day, being ow redoed to nine, we spied a sail
sig from the nort-wet. We heg up some jacketp
mr ar to be see as fr od u we ood, but had s lile
ingth left we oould make no way towards it; however, it
happened to direct its ouro e so mucb to our relie, that -
Mir before suset, it was within a league of s; and our
mpuaer, who was the beet man amongst us, with meh ad
getting ne of the guns to go o, in less than half an hour e
mm up with us, and seeing our deplorable eomdition, took us
ll ba board. l ohgh no methods were mesayed for thir
eom ery, two one died in au may days. When the


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mainig five of u came a little to ourselves, we fond or
deliverer were Portuguese, bound for St Salvadore. We
begged of the captain that he would let us work our passage
with him, be it where it would, to shore; and then, if we
could be of no farther service to him, we did not doubt getting
into Europe again; but in the voyage, as we did him all the
service in our power, we pleased him so well, that he engaged
us to stay with him, to work the ship home again, he having
lost some hands by fever soon after his setting ail.
We arrived safe in port; and in a few days, the captain,
who had a secret enterprise in hand, hired a coesting-vesse,
and ant her seventeen leagues further on the coast for orders
from some factory or settlement there. I was one of the nine
men who were destined to conduct her; but not understanding
Portguese, I knew little of the business we went upon. We
were to coast it all the way; but on the tenth day, just at
-arise, we fell in with a fleet of boats which had way-laid us,
m were taken prisoners. Being carried ashore, we were
eeelIted a long way up the country, where we were im-
prisoed and almost starved; though I never knew the mean-
ing of it.
Here we remained under confinement almost three months
at the end of which, our keeper told u we were to be
removed: and conlinr us together two and two. he mset


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with a gurd to AngFola; whom, esseiny a large riw **w
wel set to work is removing the rubbish ad Atses ef a
castle which bhad bee lately demolished by an euthquabe.
Her e eontiaed about ire months, being very sparingly
dieted, and looked up every might.
Towards the latter end of our work, our keepers grew more
remiss in their care of as. At my fint coming thither, I had
contracted a friendship with one of the natives, but of a
different kingdom, who wuas then a lae with me; sad he
and I being oon able tolerably to anderstad each other, hbe
hinted to me one day, the deir he e had of seeing his own
country sad family; who neither knew whether he was dad
or alive, or where be was, sinm he had left then ven year
before to make war on this kingdom; adding, that if I wead
eadeavour to escape with bhim, sad we eooeded, he wemd
provide for me: For," said be, you se, now our work is
almost over, we are but slightly guarded; and if we y til
this job is finished, we may be commanded to some new
wor at the end of the kingdom: so that oarlabour wilBdy
eeuse with our live."
Tuese arguments prevailed on me to aompae y him, as e
had told me he ad travelled most of the ofutry before, in
the wan oftbe diferet nations. So aving taken our re
Leo, the following evening, soo after our day's w6rk, srd





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eon the time for leaking up, we withdrew fir the rst
d t out with all posibe speed. It ant e supposed,
Shad o fears in our miids the first prt of our journey;
it a we advanced our fea subided; mad having pushed
rwards for twenty.four bor, nature began to have two
ry pressing demands upon us, food mud ret. As one of
Swas absolutely out of our power to comply with, she
tented herself with the other, till we should be better able
supply her, and gave us further time till mest day.
The next morning found us very empty and sharp et,
ogh a very sound might's rut had contributed its utmost
Srefresh us. But what added much to our discomfort was,
iat though our whole subsistence must oame from fruits,
ae was not a tree to be found at a le distance than twelve
ague from the open rocky country we wee then in; but a
od draght of excellet water we met with, did s extra-
diuary service, amd mt with course to the woods,
ough they were quite out of the way of our route. There,
y divers kinds of fruits, which though my companion knew
wry well, I was quite a stranger to, we satised our buger
r the time, and took a moderate supply for another

In this muaer we journeyed on for fifteen days, travelli
ough forests ad marshy gr s, and substing op





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whatever we eol get; when, on day, abeut a we t
with an adveatmu which very much daued me, d hid
almost put a stop to my expedition. We Gam to a gp t
river, which Glalipse told e e we mut pass: I sbrnk at
the eight of it, d told him, I had rather take my e es in
the woods on this side, than plunge myself into soh a sftri
oJly for the make of drowning. "OIh!" Rid Galipse,
"then you cant swim ?'-" No," answeed I, "then's my
midfotune'-" Well," replied the kind Gllips, "he of
good heart, I'l have you over." He the bade me out an
amful of the talet reeds that grew ear the hore, whi
he pulled up another where he the was, and bring them to
hir. I had so soer entered the reeds, tha I theht I
trod upon the tank of a tree, of which thee were pM ty
beaebouts; and, raising my their foot, to geattt also up
it, I foud it move aloeg with me. Upoe this I raed t,
whom Glalipse who was not far from me, iagini wlht
was the matter, cried eot, "Leap of, ad rm l I knew
not yet what was the eae, but did as I was bi and gapied
the shore. Looking back, I pereived the reeds habls sd
rude all the way after me. I was terribly frightened,
ran to Glalipse, who told me that what I had take fr a
tree was certainly a large alligator or rooodile.
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Sdangeros ereatre; and be had no soner told me what it
was, than out came the most hideous monster I had ever
men. Glalipse ran forward, and taking a cord, which
utened our provision, and tying it quickly to each end of a
nroke arm of a tree that lay on the shore, he marched up
a the crocodile without the least dismay, near the tail, and
straddled over him, still mending his pace as the beat crept
brward till be came to his fore-feet Then throwing the log
before the creature's mouth, as he gaped wide enough to have
take him in, he jerked the wood between his jaws with all
is force by the cord, and gagged the beast, so that he would
wither make use of his teeth, nor shut his mouth. He then
ailed oat to me (for I stood at a good distance), Peter,
ig me your knife!" Itrembled at going so near; for the
neodile was turning his head this way and that, very uneay,
wd eudeavouring to get to the river again. However, I
merred it, keeping as much behind him as 1 could, and eyeing
Im as he moved, and at length toed my knife so near that
Galipse could reach it. He immediately leaned forward,
nd darted the knife into his belly; and then leaping from
hi beak, came running to me, exclaiming, "Peter, I have dee
his busies."-" Ay bsies enough," replied I; "mre
than I would have done to have bee King of Congo."-
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sompes by resolatim. What you have me me pecrwo,
only from a thorough notion I have of thi beat ad of
myself; how far each of us hath power to act upon the other,
sad by duly applying the means. But this talk will not earry
us aross the river. Come, here are the reeds have pulled
up, which, 1 believe, will be efficient without any more?-
"I can never ride upon these.'-"Hush!" oontioued he,
"I'll not lose you: mver fear! Come! out me a good
tough stick, the length of these reeds."-" Well, said
"this is all conjuration; but I don't see a tep towards my
getting over the river yet."-" I mut own, Peter, said he,
"you have a bright genis." So, taking an armfl of th
reeds, and laying them on the gronad, Now, Peter, lay that
stick upon those reeds, and tie them tight at both eds. I
did so. Now, Peter, lay yourself down on them." I them
laid myself on my back, lengthwise upon the reeds. Glanlipm
laughed heartily at me, and turning me about, brought my
breast pon the reeds at the height of my arm-pits; ad then
taking a handful of the reeds he hd reserved by themselves,
be laid them on my back, tying them to the bundle elome at
my boulders, and again at the ends. "Now, Peter,' said
he, stand up;" which I did, but it wa fell as och as I
eeld do. Seeing Glanlipse laughing at the figure I eot I
dmir him to b serious, and not pet me upon oing my Ml





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ra joke; for 1 eo not think what e would do with ne
tL He bde me never fear; and, looking oen soberly,
Wok me by the hud aad led me into the water. We had
ot gone far before my guide begun to swim; but 1 was
preetly chin deep, and expected nothing but drowning
sery moment: however, having gone so far, I war ashamed
to cry out; when getting out of my depth, and my reeds
ming to their bearing, up I mounted, and was carried on
with all the eae imaginable, and my condutor guiding me,
we arrived safe on the shore.
We had now got into a very low, close, swampy country,
but having traveled about three miles from the river, we took
up our lodging on a little rising, and made a good ire, with
some dry sticks which Glalipse rbbed together till they
eeMgt light, and atolerable meal of some of the fruit and
roots we had brought with us.
We had but just supped, and were seautering about to fied
the eaiet spot to sleep o, when we ard a ruling and a
gambling noise in a mall thicket t jut our right; which
seeming to approach nearer ad nearer, Glanlipe roued
himself, and was on his leg jut time enough to me a liaee,
aad her whelp, within thirty yards of us. Glalipse whipped
a the other ide of the 6e, ad fell to kicking it about t a
reat rate, whisk caused imerable sparks to fy about a;





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but the beasts sillM aprea d i a eaim ma-- Sem- .
ing up a ire-bread, laing, in eachk had, e made towers
tbm; which so terrified the oreure th that ey led wi
preciitation to the thicket again.
I hall not trouble you with a relation of the aoeide df
ourjourney, which lasted two months, nor with the dilrmt
methods we ued to get sbsistence; but hall at oase coduet
you to Qamis, a mll place on a river of that ame, wham
Glaalipe had a neatdwelling, and had left a wife and ive
children when e went ot to the wars We were verane the
town when the day losed; and it is soo dark then der
snset, you ooeld have bt just sen your had at our eateam
intoit We met nobody in the way but I wemt dir to
GOiUp's door, by his direction, ad truk two or thee
strokes hard against it with my stick On this the emm a





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woman to it I asked her i her own language, if she hnew
Oe lsaulipse. She told me, with a deep sigh, that once she
did. I proceeded then to tell her, I brought some news of
him. And does my dear Glnlipse live ?" says she, lying
upon my neck, and almost smothering me with careses, till
I begged her to forbear, or she would strangle me. I then
repeated to her, that her husband was alive and well; but
wanted a ransom to redeem himself, and had sent me to see
what she could any ways raise for the purpose. She told me
he and her children hadlived very hardly ever since he went
tAm ber, and she had nothing to sell. or make money of, but
er five children; but that as this was the time for the slave
tnrde, he would see what she could raise by them, and if that
wold not do, she would sell herelf..and end him the momey,
if he would let her know how to do it.
Olaalipse, who heard every word that passed, ending so
strong a proof of his wife's afection, could hold out no longer;
but bursting into the room, clasped her in his arms, crying,
"No, Zaleika!" (for that was bher name) "1 am free; there
will be no occasion for your or my dear children's slavery;
and rather than have purchased my freedom at that rate, 1
would willingly have died a slave myself." Then, drowned
in tea of joy, they embraced each other so tenderly, that I
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made had by time awakened the ahldrnm; whe, aed a
they were bo bo bth boys uad girl, came crawling at ftm
behind a curtain at the farther end of the room, which wa
very long. The father, upon sight of them, fell into a
ecstasy, kising one, then another, dandling a third, for the
eldest was scarce fourteen; not one of whom knew him, for
seven years make a great chau in young memories
I passed my time with Glanlipse and his wife, who both
really loved me, with sffcient bodily quiet, for about two
year: my business wa chiey, in company with my paoke,
to cultivate a spot of groud wherein be had plated gra man
Moesaries for the family; and once or twice a-week we we
a fibing, and sometime hunted and shot veison. Thogh I
was tolerably easy in my external circummtaces yet my mid
till hankering after Egland,made my life unhappy. At ength
hearing of me Europea sailors, who were under oomfiem
for contraband trade, at a Portgues fort about two league
from Qualmis, I resolved to ee them; and if ny of them
hold be glih,at least to inquire after my sativ eotry.
I went ad foud two Dutchmen, three Sootohmes, an Igh
a, and five Englishma,ll of whom had been in Baish
morchmats' service. They told me their ship had been ta
by a Portuguee vessel, a a Dutch prise, uader release d
outrabuod trade. The captain was certainly a Dateis





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toug he spoke good Bnlisu ad wa them in Eagi psy;
but they wold have it that be wa a Dtch trader, d so
ed hi ship in the harbour. The primoers d been ia
coofiemeat two months, ad their ship confiseatd ad sod.
In this miserable condition I left them, but returned moe or
twice a week, for a fortnight or three weeks, to visit them.
These inmtene of regard, as they thought them, created
ome oafidence in me, so that they covered with me very
freely. One day, they told me hat one of their rew, who
wet with the captain to the Eaglish factory, had ben taks
ll o the way, and being able to proceed, had etrnd; but
as he talked good Portuguese, he wa ot sspeoted to belowd
to them; and was permitted to go about frly, ad would be
theagn that day. I hadsmndto see hi; ad in about
a hears time b came. Afltr he was sated, he aued who I
was, adif mightbetrted. Being satised, he begas a
follow: "My lad," says he, be of good oorage, I hmve
good hope for you; be but me, and wshall e botterays
yet." He then told ahe had mixed amen the pele, ad
pmiulaly among the crew of te Del Crs, the ship that ad
take them; that that hip had partly edouded, ad that very
sdom more than three moen ad two boys lay on board; that
Shad hibid himself to the captain, ad was t go o mboe
th very Mzt day. "Now," says he, "my lad, if yes a





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rek primsn ay might after toamrrow, end coam dilrdy to
he ship, yo will nd two or three beat moored i the ge
gaint the church, I will be ready to teoeiveyou; and we wil
et ff with her, i lieu ofthe ship they have taken free us,
or there i nothing ready to follow aLs.
The prisoners listened to this very attentively; and all swore
o attempt it the night but one following. After he was gone,
Revolved his scheme over in my mind, and then told them I
approvedd of their purpose ; and, as I was their comutryma, I
was resolved to risk my fortune wi them. At this they
eemed much pleased, and all embraced me. We arranged
hat I was to wait at the waterside, and get the boals in
vadine..
The expected night arrived ; and a little before midnight,
i had been concerted, oe of the prisoner cried out, "I am
Fire! I m on fre! The entinels were both adeep, bat
he first that waked called at the door, to kow what was the
natter: the primer till calling out, I a onfre!" the res
egged the sentil to bring a bowl of waster r him, for they
knew nott ailed him.
The good-atured fellow, without waking his compiaalo,
brought the water, and having a lamp in the guard-room,
opened the door; when the prisoners seiing his arm, and
ommanding him to silence, bosed his hand behind hi, aid





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his feet together; tm spring te their in the same er,
who was now just awak, nd taking fre both of them their
swords ed mukets, they made the best of their way over the
fort-wll. Being got at, they were not long in fading me,
who had before this time made the boats ready, and was im-
patiently waiting for them; so in we all got, and made good
speed to the ship, where we were welcomed by our companion,
ready to receive us.
The first thing we did, after we had got to the mouth of the
river, was to cooslt what course to steer. Some gave their
opinion for sailing directly to India, selling the ship sad cargo
there, and returning by ome English vessel; while others
wer for shaping our course direct for England; but I told
them, as our opinions wre different, and no time was to be
lost, we had better treth southward, till we might be quite
out of fear ofpersuit, and then whatever course we took, by
keeping cear of all coats, we might hope to come safe oE
In this perplexity, and under the guidance of different opi-
nions (for we were all captain now), we sometimes teeed
eastward, and sometimes westward, for about nine days; when
we spied, a little to the southwest, as we judged, an island.
We came to an anhor about two miles from it, and sent ten
of our crew in our bet boat, with ome aks, to get water and
out wood, leaving none but me and one John Adam on bhos





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ne bat had sa re mn hed the ilanid, befl r t sky ve-r
est, and there Mos msIh a Ate as I had nmrr br mfe e wo .
At last er cable broke lose to the amhor, and away we we
before the wind, full soath-by-wet; and not having strength
to keep the ship upon a side wind, we were forced to mt her
head right before it, and let her drive. Our hope was that
the storm would abate; but it continued with equal viaole
for many days; during which, either Adams nor I had amy
ret, for one or other of s wu forced to keep her before the
wind, or she would certainly hare overet. When the serm
abated, as it did by degrees, neither Adams nor I could tel i
what pert of the world we were.
Whilst w reere considering what to do, though the ee was
now very calm sad smooth, the ship sailed at as great a rte
as before, which we attributed to nrrevts that had et that
way. Conteting ourselves with th, we expected oey
to be right again, and kept the beat look oat we could.
When we had sailed a good while afer this maer, Ad
called out, Iee land!" My heart leaped with me forjoy,
and we hoped the current set in for some island or rivers th
lay before s. Bet still we were exceedigly pnaled at the
ship's making sech way; and the nearer we appreahed 4e
land, whioh was now very viib, the mre speed we mea,
though there was no wind stirring. Atlast wef fnd that
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what we had taken for land was a rook of an extraordinary
height, to which, as we advanced nearer, the ship increased
its motion; and all our strength could not make her answer her
rudder any other way. This put us under the apprehensio of
being dsued to pieces; and in less than half an hour, I verily
thought our fears had not been groundless. Poor Adams told
me be would try, when the ship struck, if he could leap upon
the rock, and ran to the head for that purpose; but I was so
fearful of seeing my danger, that I ran under hatches, resolving
to sink in the ship. We had no sooner parted, but I felt so
violent a shock that I thought the ship had brought down the
whole rock upon her, and been thereby dashed to pieces.
I lay under this terror for at least half an hour, expecting
the ship's filling with water every moment. But finding
neither motion in her, nor any water rise, nor the least noise
whatsoever, I ventured with an aching heart from my retreat,
ad stole up the hatchway as if an enemy had been on dock
Here nothing presented itself but the rock, which hung over
the hatchway : our foremast lay by the board, the mainmast
yard-arm was down, and a great part of the mainmast snapped
of with it, and almost everything upon deck was displaced.
This sight shocked me extremely; and calling for Adams, in
whom I thought to find some comfort, I was too soon convinced
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After I d stood awhile in the utmost coduio dot ht,
and my spirits began to be a little composed, I was resolved to
se what damage the hull of the ship had received. Acorsd-
ingly I looked narrowly, but oould find one, only she was
immovably fixed in a cleft of the rock, like a large archway,
and there stuck so fast, that though, upon fathoming, I could
find no bottom, she never moved in the leat by the working of
the water. I now began to look upon Adams as a happy man,
and I had a great mind to follow him into the other world;
yet I know not how it is, there is something so abhorrent to
human nature in self-murder, be one's condition what it will,
that falling on my knee, I poured out my soul to God, in a
strain of humiliation, resignation to his will, and earnest pi-
tion for deliverance or support in this distress. Having
finished, I found myself in a more composed frame; so I
employed myself in searching how the ship was fastmed to the
rock, and where it rested, but all to no purpose. I then went
into the hold.
In the hold I found abundance of long iron bars, which I
observed lay all with one end close to the head of the sp.
This I presumed was occasioned by the violent shock they had
received when she struck against the rook; but seeing one
short bar lying out beyond the rest, I thought to tae it up,
ad lay it on the bep with the others; but the moment I had





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n~sed th end, it ewout of my hand with sh violese
against the bed of the ship that I thought it had broke
through the plank.
About a week after, -u I was putting on a new par of soes
which I found on board, my own being very bad; in taking
out my steel bukles, I laid one of them upon a broken piece of
the mst that I sat upon; when, to my astonisment, it was no
sooner out of my hand but up it lew to the rock, and stck
there. I could not tell what to make of it; so I then held
several other things, one after another, in my hand, and laid
them down where I laid the buckle, but nothing stirred, till I
took ot thefellw of that from my oe; when letting it go
away itjumped also to the rock.
I mused on these phenomena for some time, and could not
forbear calling upon God to protect me from th devil; who
ut, as I imagined, ve a hand in such unaccountable thing
au thbe then seemed to me. But at length reason got the better
of my foolish apprehensions, ad I began to think there might
be sme natal ca e for all thi, and became very desirous of
fading it out. I went to the captain's cabin, and opening
a cupboard, I took out a pipe, a bottle, a pocket-book, a silver
spooe, a ta-cup, &o, sad laid them Wscessively near the rook,
when am of them moved; but the key which I had brought
ot of th pboard on my f ger, dropping off while I wa





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thus employed, away it wet. Afterwars I tried serl eer
piece of iro-ware, with the like ooes. Upon ths I en-
luded that the rook contained a great quantity of loadtome,
or was itself one vast magnet, and that our lading ofireo was
the cause of the ship's violent course thereto. This quit
satisfied me, and gave e a a more undisturbed nigs est than
I had had before; so that I passed the time tolerably wel in
my slitude, as it grew by degrees familiar to me.
I had lived on board three moths, and perceived the days
grow shorter and shorter, till having lost the sam, thero was
no distinction between day and night; though it was never so
dark at I could see well enough upon dek to go about. It
had now been sharp weather for some time, and the cold till
increasing, this put me upon rummaging the ship fourth than
ever I thought to do before; when opening a little cabin under
deck, I found a large cargo of fine French brandy, a gret
many bottles, and some am1 casks of Madeira wine, with
various cordial waters. I alo found several obeeas, based up
in led. Next day I found a great many obests well fed,
and one or two of tools, which some years after stood me i a
very good stead, though I did not expect they would ever be
of tht service when I firt metwiththem.
In this manner I spent my time, till I began to ee breed
daylight again, which cheered me greatly, for now my days





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n-m in proporuo as uney ma nerore aeoreaMs; anm I
determined to launch my mall bot, and coast along the island,
ui Ijudged it, to me if it were inhabited. But as I was very
uncertain what time that might take up, I determined on having
provisions, instruments of divers kinds, andnecessary utensils
a plenty, to guard against accidents as well as I could. I
therefore took a sea-chest out of the hold of the ship, and
getting it into my boat, filled it with wine, brandy, oil, breed,
ad the like, efficient for a considerable voyage. also filled
Large cask with water, and took a good quantity of salt to
inre what fish I should take by the way. I carried two guns,
wo brace of pistols, and other arms, with ammunition piopor-
ionable; also an axe or two, a saw to cut wood, if I should
me any, and a few other tools which might be highly ervice-
ble if I could land. To all these I added an old ail, to make
Covering for my goods and artillery against the weather. Thru
furnished and equipped, I set outon my expedition, committing
myself to the cae of Providence.
For a week and more, I saw no entrance into the island, nor
anything but the same unecaleable rock. But one day, just as
t was becoming dark, I heard a great noie, as of fall of
water; whereupon I proposed to lie by and wait for day, to ee
what it was. The stream, however, inseuibly drew mean,
nd I soon found myself in an eddy, and the boat drawing





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rorwuru. aom Au my power ow reonm a was qumj
soaked under a low arch, where if I had not fallea i t is m
boat, I had undoubtedly been rushed to pieces, or drives
over-board. I could perceive the boat to fall with incredibh
violence, as I thought, down a precipice, and smddenly whirl
round and round with me; the water roaring on all side, and
dashing against the rook with a most amazing noise.
I expected every moment my poor little vessel would be
staved against the rook, and I overwhelmed with the waters;
and for that reason never once attempted to rise, or look upon
my peril, till after the commotion had in some measure ceaed
At length, finding the perturbation of the water abate, and thd
by degrees 1 came into a smoother stream, I took courage jst
to lift up my affrighted head; but gueM, if you can, the horror
which seized me, on finding myself in total darkness. How.
ever, as my boat seemed to glide easily, I rousd myself ad
struck a light; but if I had my terrors before, what mst I
have now! I was quite itupifed at the tremendous view ofan
immense arch over my head, to which I could see o bounds;
the stream itself, as I judged, wa about thirty yard bread,
but in some places wider, and in others narrower. It as
well for me I happened to have a tinder-box, for though I
had escaped hitherto, I must have at last perished; for in the
narrower part of the strem, where it ran swifest, there w





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requetly sah ragm standing out from the rook, by reaon
if ts turnings and winding, and she sets of the current
iainst them, that, could I not have sen to manage my
meat, which I took great care to keep in the middle of the
iream, I must have been thrown on them, to my inevitable
lestruotion.
I was to my guess a week in the vault or cavern; when
me day, or night, I cannot tell which, overcome with fatigue,
Sfell deep. I lept some time, and enjoyed as peaceable a
lumber a I could have done on a bed of down. At length I
woke; and looking up, to my inexpresible joy, saw one
mor the canopy of heaven over my head. My boat had,










luring my deep, bm wOM d tLrovq twh caa n, and I now
ond smyelf in a lake of water, bordered with a beautiful plot
if green verdure, emingly about halfamile wide, alnked





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with a wood of double that badth; aud behdid ai rsha
all, appeared the naked rook to an immense height
I got upon lad u soon as possible, aud, kmelig dows,
retermed hearty thanks to Providecoe for my delivmnro
I then unloaded my vessel, a well as I could, uad haIle her
on the shore, and turning her upside down, made her a
covering for my arms aad baggage: I then sat down n the
gram, and made a most delightful meal
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I walked along this passage a good way having tied a rag
of the lining of my jacket at the place of my entrance, to
know it again at my coming back, which 1 intended to be ere
it grew dark; but I found so much pleasure in the walk, and
surveying a mall natural grotto which was in the rock, that
the daylight forsook me unawares: whereupon I resolved to
put of my return unto the boat till next morning, and to take
up my lodging for that night in the cave. I cut down a large
beudle of underwood with my ctlass, sufficient to stop up the
mouth of the grotto, and laying me down to rest, lept as
mnd as if I had been on board my ship. The next morning
I awaked refreshed; and found my way again through the
underwood to my boat I took out some bread and cheese,
and, having eaten pretty heartily, laid me down to drink at
the late, which looked as ea as crystal, expecting a most
deliioes draught; but I had forgotten it brought me from
the Ma, and my first gulp almost poisoned me. This was a
ore disappointment, for I knew my water-cask was nearly
emptied. However I did not despair: I was now so used to
God's providence, that 1 felt satified I should find a fresh
ad living strem. With this easy mind did I travel five or
i-miles on the side of the lake, aud had gone about ven
mi when at a little distae before me, I perceived a mall
hollow or at i the gra from the wood to the lake: thither





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distilling from several mall clefa in the rook, had comleted
itself into a stream, and eat its way through the green soad
the lake. I lay down with infinite pleasure, sad swallowed
most cheering draught of the precious liquid ; and sitting a
the brink, made a good meal of what I had with me, ad
then drank again. I had now got eight miles to go beak
again to my boat; for I did not suspect any passage ver
the cavern's mouth when I came into the lake: however,
it rose suddenly in my mind, that if I could possibly get
over the mouth of the cavern, I should not have to go above
three miles from my grotto to the water. I went to my rill,
and taking another sup, walked about two miles to view the
inlet of the lake, and was agreeably surprised, just over the
mouth of the cavern, to see a large stone arch like a bridge,
asif it had been out out of the rook, quite acro the opening:
this cheered me much; and going over it, I found a path that
soon brought me to my boat. I then went up to my grotto,
for the third night in this most delightful place; and them xt
morning early I launched my boat, and taking my wateresek
and a mall dipping-bucket with me, I rowed away for the
rill, and returned highly pleased with a efficiency of water,
whereof I carried a bucket and a copperkettle full with me
to the grotto. Indeed it was not the least part of my stis
faction that I had this kettle with me; for it proved the meet





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Having ome to a full reseltion of fixing my reside at
the grotto, and maki that my capital eat, it is proper to
give you om description of it The grotto wa fll a mile
frm the lake, in the rook which encompased the wood. The
entrance was warcely two feet wide, and about mine feet high,
rising from the height of seven feet upward, to a point in the
middle. The cavity was about fifteen feet long within, and
about fie feet wide. Being obliged to lie lengthwise in it,
fll six feet of it were taken up at the further end for my
lodging only. The remaining nine feet of the cave's length
were taken up, fint by my ire-place, which was the deepest
de of the door-way, ranging with my bed (which I had set
loe to the rock on oe side), and took up nea three feet in
legth; and my furniture and provision, of one sort or other,
so filled up the ret, that I had much ado to creep between
them into my bed.
\ My habitation being ths already overcharged, and a I
ooedd not bear the thoughts of quitting it, or of having any of
my goods exposed to the weather on the outside, I set about
oe-triving to increase my accommodations, by the addition of
an outer room. In conformity with this plan, I fixed the
height of my intended ceiling, and sawed off some of the
earnest trees to my dwelling, sloping from the sides to the
middle, to support cro sbeams for the roof to ret on, and





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amenu o the struere. In shbrt, I worit hal veri day
up my blding for a moth, in which time I had oat al
my timber into proper lengths for my outwork and covering;
after this, I laid on a proper number of croswbeams, and tied
all very firmly together with the Lark of young trees tripped
of in long thongs, which answered that purpose very well
Thus I proceeded, crossing, joining, and fastesing all together,
till the whole roof was so strong ad firm that there was o
stirring any part of it: I then spread it overwith smalllop-
wood, on which I raised a ridge of dried grau and weeds, very
thick, and thatched over the whole with the laves of a tree
very muc resembling those of a pals, but much thicker, ad
not quite so broad; the entire surface, I might may, was as
smooth as a die, and so ordered by a gene declivity every
way as to arry of the wet
Having covered in my building, I was next to fiish sad
close the walls of it The skeleto of thee was composed of
sticks, croaing uoe other obecquer-wise, and tied together:
to fill up the voids, I wove upon them the longest and most
pliable twigs of the uderwood I could ind, leaving only a
doorway on one side, between two stem of a tree, which
dividing in the trunk, at about two feet frem tih groud,
grew from them for the ret of its height, s if the brnabe
were a couple of tree a little ditaee from oae aothr, which





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made a Mrt of tileway to my room. When this was all dome,
tempered up ome earth by the lke side, and mixed it to
due cositency with mud, which I took from the lake, and
applied it a a plastering. At last I completed my building in
every respect but a door; and for thi I used the lid of my
sea-chet, which had hinges ready fixed thereon.
I now began to enjoy myself in my new habitation, like the
absolute and sole lord of the country; for I had neither Men
man nor beast since my arrival, save a few animals in the trees
like our squirrel, and some water-rats about the lake: but
there were several strange kinds of birds I had never before
seen, both on the lake and in the woods. That which now
troubled me most was, bow to get my water nearer to me than
the lake, for I had no leser vessel than the cask which held
above twenty gallons, and to bring that up was a fatigue
intolerable. My contrivance, therefore, wa this: Itold you I
had taken my cheat-lid to make a door for my anti-ohamber,
as I now began to call it; so Iresolved to apply the body ol
the chest also to a purpose different from that it originally
answered. In order to this, I went to the lake where the
body of the chest lay, and sawed it through within about three
oines of the bottom. Of the two ends, having rounded them
awel as I could, I made two wheels, and with one of the
sides I made two more. I burnt a bole through the middle ol





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oeL ; then pmpaif two as leres, I faste4d them, a
setting on the weel, to the bottom of the obet, with the
ai Ihaddrawn otfit. Having finished this machine,
which I bestowed no mall labor, I was hugely pleased with
it, and onlywishedl had abeot todrawit: however that task
I was satisied to perform myself; o I nude a good strong
cord out of my fihing-lines, and fied that to drag it by.
When all was thus in readiness, lling my water-ask, I beund
it thereon, and brought it to the grotto with suh ease oom
paratively, as quite harmed me. arving seeded so wel in
the rst essay, I no sooner unloaded, but down went I again
with my cart, or truck, to the lake, and brought from thence
on it my other chest, which I had left entire.
I had now nothing remaining near the lake but my boat,
and had half a mind to try to bring that p too; but having
so frequent occasion for her to get my water in, I resolved
against that, and sought out for a convenient dock to stow it
in, which I soon after elected, by cutting a trench from the
lake, with a sort of spade that I had shaped for that ue.
Thus having stowed my boat, looked over a my goods, and
taken a survey of my provisions, I found I must son be in
want of the lat if I did not forthwith proore a supply.
Herumpon, thought it highly prudent to look out bofre I
really wanted With this resolution I acoutred mysf, as sh





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my fst walk, with my instruments and amu: but instead of
travelling the lakeside, I went along the wood, and therein
found plenty of fruit I observed amongst the hrube abund-
anoe of a fruit, or whatever ese you may call it, which grew
like a ram's horn; sharp at the point next the twig it was
fastened to, and circling round and round, one fold upon
another, which gradually increased to the sise of my wrist in
the middle, and then as gradually decreased till it terminated
in a point again at the contrary extreme. I surveyed this
strange vegetable very attentively: it had a rind or crut,
which I could not break with my hand, but taking my knife,
and making an opening therewith in the shell, there ined
out a sort of milky liquor in great quantity, to at least a pint
and a half, which having tasted, I found as sweet as boney,
and vey pleuant I then found on the large trees several
other kinds of fruit, like pears or quincem, but most of them
very hard and rough, and quite diagreable.
About three miles from my grotto I met with a large space
of ground fell of a low plant, growing only with a ingle
woody stalk half a foot high, and from thence issued a round
head about a foot in diameter, but quite lat, about three
quarter of an inch thick, and just like a creamcheese, s d-
ing upo its edge. I stood some time admiring this shrub, ad
then cuing up one of them, I found it had a tough great





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rind or covering, very mooth, and tht tho isuMd wa fM rf
strigy pulp, quite whid I made trias of other erri,
roots, herbs, sad what else I cold find; ad reteued bek,
ruminating on what I had sen, reolving to take my eat
the next walk, and bring it home loaded with them, in wder
to make my trials thereof at leisure. But my cart being too
at, and wanting sides, I considered it would carry very little,
and that what it would otherwise bear, on that Soouut, mnt
tumble and roll of. So I turned sith; and with a grat dl
to do, breaking ofthe wards of a large key I had, nd making
it red-hot, I fashioned it in a kind of spindle, aad therewith
making hole quite roud the bottom of my cart, in the I
stuck up sticks, about two feet high, that I had taprd at
the end to fit them. Having thu qualified my art for a
lod, I proceeded with it to the wood, and cutting a mall
quatity of all the specie I could afd, I returned at nalh
heavy laden, and held a council with myself to know whad
se they could most properly be applied to.
I had amongst my goods, a I said, a copper kttle, whis
beld about a gallon; this I set over my ire, and boiledsme
thing, by turns, of every sort i it, watching all the whils
and with a stick stirring and raising one thing and te
aweerw, to feel when they were boiled tender: b t .
upw-ud of twety nmm which I thus d&nId, odl om





46 Pr WImw.
prwed table, a th ret booming or stringy, tugh,
ad inipid, for th eooking. The on I have exoopted,
boiled tender, and tasted a well u piage; I therefore
pemerd ome leaves of thi, to know it again by, and for
distinctio, called it by the name of that herb.
I then began pon my fruits of the pear and quince kind,
at ast eight difrent sort, but found they were most of
them as tough ad crabbed after ewing as before; so 1id
them all aide. Lastly, I boiled my ram's horn and cream
obese, I called them, together. Upon tstig the latter
of these, it was become so watery ad inpid, I laid it aide
as asles. I the out the other, and tated the juie, which
proved so eeedingly pleasant, that I took a large glp or two
of it, and tomd it into the kettle again.
Havin now gom through the serral kinds of my exotic,
1 had a mid to eamin them after cooling; but oodd make
thg of uy of my grm bt the spinage. I tried several
berries ad uts too; but, me a few sorts of ns, they were
l very states. Thea I began to review the fruit, ad
...d fd but two rta that I had even to east hopes from.
I the laid the bet by, d threw the other away. After
this proeM, which took me up ar a whole day, I retumd
to neamine my ho e, tha was grow cold, and was nw
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I wa going to dtew it awy, whm I Mseb a my bd, as
ad mind to try what b y bif ea l do. Aeemd gl, 1
began at the edge of it, ad srated om m pwder a
whie a psslde; I thea sraped it bMokwasmd rad ad
some time, till I found it would all scrape away in s powder,
except the rind; upon which I laid it aide for her espe-
rimet During this review, my kettle d ram' horse a
be boiling, till hearing it blabber very load, and eeing that
there was bt little liqorin it, I whipped it of te fi fre
fear of burning its bottom, but took no further otice of it ti
about two hour after; whem retiring to my grotto, I went
to wash out my kettle, but eood scaree get my ram's bor
frmthe bottom; and wheb I did, it brought up a sort of
pitchy ubstance, though not so blk, and several gammy
thread hangig to it, draw out to a great legth I
wondered at this, ad thg t e shll of the ram' horse Id
melted, till venturing to put little of the sffoan my togs,
it proved to my thinking as god tnels a I had ever tatd.
'Th mew discover plmasd ma vwy mh: I raped al th
sweet stdup af ad it sermygette, in a large at I
getting thi auriuity ot ofmy btl, Ifnd in it a mal
piece of my cheese, wd I suppose had bee broke of in
stirring; andtiamgit (hrit was sat e h) Ithinktlwas
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mted good fertame pt m as trying the bet of my pear
gais; so sU on py kettle, with but little water i it, ad
pttig som of the treale into it, and two of the beat pears
iaterd, I found upon a little boiling, they alo became an
xcelenat dainty.
Having succeeded so well, I was quite ripe for another
journey with my cart, which I accordingly undertook, taking
my rote over the stone bridge, to ee what the other side of
ie lake produced. In travelling through the tree, I met,





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ngrt other thgs, with band e od larg geU ds, M whi
dimbing t trees displayed their fruit to the hight of twMty
or thirty feet above the tgrond. I ut a great any oftheee,
and some very large ones of different hes and form; msiK
of thmans making a rat load, with soe fw ew sorts of
berries and green., were the gathering of the day. I was
mightily pleased with the acquisition of this journey: "For
now," thought I, shall have several convenient family
utensils'; so spent the next day or two in drying my gords
and looping away the inside, whih being done, they proved
exceedingly valuable to me; answering tbh end of places,
dishe, and other vessels to hold liquid.
I now got a large quantity of the vegetableam's born, ad
filled a great many of my gourds with the trecle it yield;
I also boiled and dried a large panel of my obeees and hung
them p for me, for I had now for some time made al my
breed of the latter, scraping and bruising the lour, and miing
it with my treale and water; and thi, indeed, made ski a
sweet and nourihing bread, that I oodd even havem ed
wholly upon it: but I afterwards very much improed it, by
putting the milky jaie of the ram's born, boiled to my
four, in a sml quatity, and the baking it on the hearth by
covering it over with embers. Ti detracted nothing from
te sweetess and mellowness of my breed, but made it mue




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tar, and better eating tan the trade aloe would have
me.
Finding there wa no fear of starving, but so far from it,
t from day to day I found something new to add to my
pasts, either in substantial or by way of dessert, 1 set me
wn very well conteed with my condition. I had nothing
do but to lay up store against ickneos and the dark
ether; which I expected would soon be upon me, as the
ys were now exceedingly short. I now went little abroad,
it employed myself within doors, endeavouring to fence
ainst the aproaching cold and darkness. For this purpose
prepared a quantity of rushes, which being very dry, I
read them smoothly on the floor of my bedoeamber a good
knue, and over them 1 laid my mattress Then I made
lonble shet of the boat's awning or sail, that I had brought
cover my goods, and having skewered together several of
Jackets and clothe I found in the hert, of them I made
moverlid; so that I lay very commodiously and made very
g nights of it, now the dark season wa set in. As I lay
rake one night or day, I know not whi.h, I plainly heard
i sound of several human voices, and sometime very load;
t though I could easily distinguish the articulations, I could
t understand the least word that was said. This startled
, and I rose immediately, slipping ro my clothe, sad





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taking my guin my hla, and my oies I was hled
to open the door of my uateob ber, but I ow I was dd*M
beside, I considered that I ooeld discover nothing at my di
tane, by reason of the thick and gloomy ood that rudlms
me. I had a thousand different surmises about the -amai
of this odd incident; and could not conceive how ay humm
creatures should be in my kingdom (as I caled it) but mysll
a I never yet had sen them or any trade of their habiti..
These thoughts kept me still more within doors then bem
and I hardly ever stirrd out but for water or fring. At
length hearing o more voices, or seeing ay oe, I began e
be more composed in my mid, ad at last grew persuaded i
was a) amere delusio, so the whole notion was blew
over. I had not enjoyed my tranqility above a week, belf
my fears wre roused afresh, by hearing the e msond ed
voioes twice t same night, but not many minute at a tie
I was resolved not to venture oet; but I detemied if th-oe
should come again anything sear my grotto, to open the does
and ee who they were, whatever cm of it. Bt I heard
m of them for a great while; so that at lengt I bleee
tranquil again.
The day now retiring, ad with it my labous, I appled
to my usual ollings; but my mind ra strangely upon viewhb
the rok quite roud, that is, the whole iruit ef my


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5 PETRM WilJIS.
iml-ni : "For,' this I, there may possibly be an
outet through te rook into some other country, from whence
the person I heard may come. As soon, therefore, a the
days grew towards the longer, I prepared for my expedition.
Having lived so well at home since my settlement, I did not
ace to trust only to what I could pick up in the woods for my
snbistence during this journey, so I resolved to carry a supply
with me. Being provided, I sallied forth with great cheer-
fules, and after some day' travel, finding myself a little
faintish, I had a mind for a sup of ram's horn juice; so putting
ome of it tom my moth, it was as sour as any vinegar I ever
tasted in my life. "So," thinks I, "here's sace for some-
thing when I want it;" and this gave me a hint to tore
mylf with these gourds, to hang by for vinegar the next
winter. By this time I had come almost to my rill, when
I entered pon a large plot of ground mierably overran with
weeds, mated together very thick These choked up the
wheels ofmy cart in sch a manner, that I could neither get
backwards nor forwards, they binding my cart down like so
a y cords: so that I was obliged to out my way back again
with my hatchet, and take a sweep round in the wood, on the
ote of these weeds. In all my life I never saw anything
of its ine, for it was no thicker than whipoord, so strong as
this weed; and what rated my wonder was, the length of it,





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for 1 drw ot pieces of it ner ffet long, M da, they
wen broken at the nd, so that it might be as ng agua, far
aught I knew. As I saw but few tings that I coud ctled
a ue for, so this I perceived would sere 11 the e
purposes of packthread; a thing I was often in want f
Tis inclined me to take a load of it with me, with which I
returned home again.
Thi journey, though it took me up several days, a
was attended with some fatigue, had yet given me great
satifaction; for now I was persuaded I could not hwe o
rival or enemy to fear in my whole dominion. The Mext day,
I mt about making e a t of the cord-weed; mud with this
I sooeeded so well, that in a few day I had competed ms
fity feet long. ad fifteen wide. When I had fi ied my
t I carried it to my boat, and fing one ed on d e by a
pole I ad cut for that prpos, I launched my boat with t
other end in it, taking a sweep the length of y net round to
my stick again, and getting O shore hauled up my net by
both ends together. By this meas, i five hauls, I caug
about sixteen Ash of three or four different srts, and ae
4shelfis almost like a lobster. A few days afterwards, I
took large rt of eal, the fat of which I boiled, ad th
ttingittand to cool I foud it tuned oat a wvry gd l
for baming. Th q uicned my industry; ad I mepee





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Soperation till 1 gt about te quarts of this sb wid
ry well rewarded my labour.
Spassed the summer very ua to my satisfatie; party
Smoh work as I have been describing, partly in bulig me
chimey in my sateohmber, in making a window at oM
id of the abovemid chamber, to let in what little light would
me through the tried when I did not choose to opera my
oor; in moulding an earth lampfor my oil; and, fimly
laying in store against thl winter. Thee, I ay, were
y ummer employment at home, intermixed with many
able eeamrions. But now the winter coming o, aad
a days growing very short, or indeed there being o day,
properly speaking, but a kind of twilight, I kept mostly in
iy habitation, though not so mu as I had dow the winter
fere, when I had no light within doors, ad lept, or at least
y til great part of mytime; for ow my lamp was ever
at. I alsotured two ofmy eal4kiAs into a rg to ovnr
my bed, and the third into a cubion which I always st pom,
ad avery soft ad warm oedion it made. All i th ogether
=dend my life very easy, say, even oofstable; bat, a
its while after tbh darkness Ume on. I fmquetly hea
ioMe apain; sotimes a few only at a time a it seemed,
ad then again i great numbe. This threw me nto new
r~ emd I beme as asy as ever.





P-aR wuirm. 5
At legth, O r y, I emet say wh, hmiW"
the voiM very &tiady, I took rage, d and g myseM
wilt a g lisimed to diiguishi ftr whi thy p
a wded, whem lflt ( a thap poa the roef f my antu
chamber as book the wheie faric, ad Mnt e all oer ito
a tmor; I the heud a mort of hriek and a roe Mr
the door of my apartment; al whiab together eemed very
terrible. Bat, having before deermied to se what it w,
I esolately ud my lanp, qpsed y deor, Mad hoped Se.










I w nobody; a was quit silt, aMd m thing tat I
perceive but my own hrm moving. i we t thed stly to
the moorr of mybuldig, ad thee looking dow& by th
glimmer of my lamp, whi stood ia the widow, I sw
Mmthing in hNes Ap lying at my feet I ased
*a L S* &L I L --- 2 -- a &LL -






a mrr view of the object. Judge of my atmm t, wh
I discovered the face of the most lovely woman eyes ever
beheld! I stood for a few seconds tranfied with astomih-
meat, ad my heart was reedy to force its way through my
sides. At length somewhat recovering, I viewed her moe
minutely. But if was puzzled at beholding a woman in thiL
lonely place, how much more was I surprised at her appear
ae and dress. She had a sort of brown ohaplet, like lae,
round her head, under and about which her hair was tuked
up ad twined; and she smmed to be clothed in a thin, flea
coloured, ilk garment, which, upon trying to raise her, I
foud to be quite warm, and therefore hoped there was lii
in the body it contained. I took her into my arms, and con
royed her through the door-way into my grotto, whore I lan
her upon my bd.
When I laid her down, I thought, on laying my hand o
her beat, I perceived the fountain of life bad some motion
T gave e infinite pleasure; so warming a drop of wie, 1
diped my figer in it, and moistened her lips two or there
times; and I imagined they opened a little. Upon this,
gently poured a few drop of the wine into her mouh
Fiding se swallowed it, I poured in another spoonful, a
anther, til I brought her to herself o well a to be ab
to sit up. I then spoke to her, and asked divers quetim a




FwL WuINL


u sm aS umoermnoo me; i reSInst r wm o se Miti a
language I had so idea of, though is the most muicl ue
and with the sweetest sooest I ever heard.
You may imagine we stared heartily at each other; and I
doubted not but she wondered u much as I by what meas
we ame so near each other. I offered her everything i my
grotto which I thought might please her; soe of whbih Ae
gratefully received, as appeared by her looks aad behavior.
But se avoided my lamp, and always placed her bok toward
it I observed tat, and took care to set it in such ape
myself u seemed agreeable to her, though it deprived m of
a prospect I very much admired. After we had sat a gol
while, now end then, I may ay, chattering to oe amther
hegot up and took a turn ortwoabout theroom. Whl I
saw her in that attitude, her grace and motion per ttly
charmed me, and her shape was icomparable; but th
straightess of her dreu put me to a loM to conceive -er
what it wa, or how it was put on.
Well, we supped together, and I set the best of everythi
I had before her, nor could either of us forbear speaking i
or own tongue, though we were suib either of M
understood the other. After supper I gave her some of
cordials, for which ise sewed great token of theakfulsea
Whe supper had bee so time over, I showed her myb





Prm wnIIM


a ema iom witk each othr.
After my ew love had bees with m a fight, fading
y water m low, I wa greatly troubled at the thought d
quiMig her to go for mor; a, a well as I would, entreated
hIrMt to go away beforeyr rn. As ou aheu dm d
aed what I sigiedp to her, h mat down with her am
urem, lrammg bIr hed agaim th wel, to aurm am*d
we ld ot dir.





rai wMuMna. ow
I tak my boa, t, sad wamrdeask, as m i, dmieh
bringig her homn a fresh fsh dimer; uad meeoeded so we
as to catch enough for several els, and to spare What
remained I salted, ad found she liked that better the the
fresh, after a few day' salting; though she did not o well
approve of that I had formerly pickled and dried.
When the weather cleared up a little by the lengthening of
day-light, I took courage one afternoon to invite her to walk
with me to the lake. She sweetly excused herself fer it
whilst there waa such a glare of light; but told me, if I wedl
not go out of the wood, she would accompany me: so we
agreed to take a trn there. I first went myself over the ti
of the door, and taking her in my arms, lifted her over.
When I had her in this manner, I knew not what to make of
her clothing, it at so true and lose; so I begged he wole
let me know of what her garment wa made. She smed,
and asked if mine was not the same under my jacket. "No,
lady, answered I, I have nothing but my skin under my
clothes'-" Why, what do you mean ? replied she momewha
tartly; but indeed I was afraid something was the mater,
by that nasty covering you wear that you might not be sMe
Are not you a gglmmh '- Yes, fair creature"-" Th'e,'
continued he, Iam afraid you must have been a very bd
gimm, and hve been arwa which I should be very srr





PTR WTIMrNI


to hear. I replied, I hoped my faults had not exeeded
other men's; but I had served abundance of hardhips in my
time; and that at lat Providence having settled me in this
spot, from whence I had no prospect of ever departing, it wa
noe of the least of its mercies to bring to my knowledge and
company the most exquisite piece.of all his works, in her,
which I should acknowledge as long a I lived. She was
surprised at this discourse; and said, "Have not you the
ame prospect that 1, or any other person, hu of departing ?
You don't do well; and really I fear you ae e'it, or you would
not wear this nasty cmbersome coat," taking hold of my
jacketdeeve, If you were not afraid of showing the sigs
of a bad lif upon your natural clothing.
Could not for my heart imagine what way there was to
get oat of my dominion. And a to my jacket, and showing
myself in my natural clothing, I cofes shde made me blesh;
and but for shame I would have stripped to my skin to have
Iatfised her. But," said 1, pray pardon me, for you ae
really mistaken; I have examined every nook and corner
of this island, and can fid no possible outlebt-" Why,"
replied she, what outlet do you want? If you are not si,
is not the air open to you, as well as other people ? I fear you
have been eit, for your crimes; and though you have been
so good to me that I ca't help lovinfr you heartily for it yet





- R0ldM


if I thought yo had been s, I woud not stay a um m
longer with yon; though it should break my heart to len
you."
I foud myself now in a strange quandary, logig to kb
what she meant by being aR. Bat seeing her look a little u
grily upon me, I said, Pray, madam, don't be ofeded, if:
take the liberty to ask you what you mea by the word ermnl
so often repeated by you; for I am uttertranger to wha
yo msea by it"--* Sir," replied she, "pray answer me fi
how you came bme ?"-- Madam," replied I, ifyoe win plea
to take a walk to the verge of the wood, I will show yoe th
ery passage."-" Well," replied she, now this odimeu dasi
of light is lessened, I don't cae if I do go with you."
Wben we cme far enough to ee the bridge, Thew, m
dam,' said I, there is my entrnace, where the sm potms in
this lake from yonder cavern."-- It is not possible," a
swered she; this is another truth: and as I se you ew i
deceive me, and ae not to be believed, farewe; I mest b
goe. But, let me ak you one thing more: that is, by wh
means did yoe come through that cavern? Could you a
have come over the rock !"-" Bles me, mada !" aid I
"do you think I and my boat could ly? Come over h
rock, did yO say? No, madam; I siled from the great
in my boat, throl that tavern into this very lake"- Wha





69 PTfR WaILINS.
do you mean by your boat r' aid Ahe; yo em to make
two things of your boat you sailed with and yourself."-" I
do so," replied I; "for I take myself to be good flesh and
blood, but m boat is made wood."-"Is it so? And pray
whbe is this boat ? under your jacket?"-" What!" aid I,
" put a boatunder my jacket! No, madam; my boat is on
the lake."-" What, more untruths!" said she.-" No,"
I replied; if you would be satisfied of what I sy (every
word of which is as true that my boat now is on the lake)
pray walk with me thither, and make your own eyes judge
with what ncerity I speak." To this she agreed, it growing
dusky; but assuring me if I did not give her good satisfaction,
I should see her no more.
We arrived at the lake; and going to my wet-dook, Now,
madam, pray atisfy yourself whether I spoke truly or not"
She looked at my boat, but could not yet frame a proper
notion of it, till I stepped into it, and pushing from the shore,
took my oars in my hand, and sailed along the lake by her as
he walked on the shore. At last she seemed so well reconciled
to ie and my boat that she desired Iwould take her in. I
immediately did so, and we sailed a good way; and as were
turned to my dock, I described to her how I procured the
water we drank, ad brought it to shore in that vessel
"Well" said she. I have sailed as vou call it. manv a





Dom Mr nm


mie i mylifetim, but seviner a t a t thi. I ow
it will srve very well whet one has a great many ting t
arry from place to place; but to be labouring theu, whbeno
intends pleasur in ailing, is in my mind most ridiolou."-
" Why, pray, madam, how would you have me sail? for gL
ting into the boat only will not worry u this way or that, wil
oat using some force."-" But pray where did you get thi
boat, as you call it ?"-" 0, madam!" I answered, "that I
too long a story to begin upon now, but I will make a fait
relation of all to you when we get home."
I now perceived, and wondered at it, that the later it green
the more agreeable it seemed to her; and as I had sno
brought her into a good humour again, by seeing and Mili
in my boat, I was not willing to prevent its increase. I tol
her if she pleased we would land, and when I had docked a
boat I would accompany her where and as long as she lik
As we talked and walked by the lake, she made a little ru
before me and sprang into it. Perceiving thi, I cried out
wherepon he merrily called on me to follow her. 'ie lis
was then so dim, as prevented my having aore than a cm
ftsed sight of her when bse jumped in; and looking earned
after her, I oould diern nothing more than a small boat o
the water, which skimmed along at so at a rate that
alamt le dight of it presently; but ruanilr alor the sheL





64 PETER wmVua .
for fear of loi hr, I met her graely walking to meet me;
aad thea had entirely lost sight of the boat upoR the lake.
" This," aoosting me with a mile, i my way of filing,
which I perceive by the fright you were in, you were altoge.
other unacquainted with: and as you tell me, you came from so
many thousand miles of, it is possible you may be made
differently from me: and I suspect from all your discourse, to
whilk I have been very attentive, it is possible you may no
more be able to By than to ail as I do"-" No, charming
wreatre, that I cannot, I'll assure you." She then stepping
to the edge of the lake, for the advantage of a descent before
her, sprang up into the air, and away she went farther than
my eyes could follow her.










I wa quite astonished, but I had very little time for relec-
tion : for a few minutes after she lighted iust bh me am hw





PMT- WIlAl


fet. Her return, as l plainly saw, filed me with a trlum
port not to be conoealed; a d which, a she afterward tl m,
was very agreable to her. Indeed, I ws some omemts is
srch an agitation of mind from these unparalled incidents,
that I was like one thandertruck; and, clasping her in my
arms with as much love and passion as was capable of ex-
pressing, "Are you returned again, kind angel," said I, to
bless a wretch who can only be happy in adoring you I Can
it be, that you who have so many advantage over me, should
quit all the pleasures that nature has formed you for, and all
your friends and relations, to take an asylum in my arms!
But I here make you a tender of all I am able to bestow-my
love and constancy."--" Come, come," replied she, no mor
raptures: 1 find you are a worthier man thn I thought I had
reason to take you for, sad 1 beg your pardon for my distrut;
.but now I verily believe all you have said is true, I premi
you, as you have seemed so much to delight in me, never to
quit you till death, or other fatal accident, shall pat us."
In this manner, exchanging mutual endearments and sof
speeches, hand in band, we arrived at the grotto; where we
that night celebrated our nuptials, without further ceremony
than mutual solemn engagements to each other; which are i
truth the essence of marriage, or at least all that was the
and then in our power.




'iTKR WALIMMD.


M Mw mys uanorwwar. uIMU r IU IIw w=. my wum,
thought proper to know her name, which I had ever before
eked, for fear of giving uneasiness. That you sall," mid
he; my name is YouwA ras. And pray now gratify me
rith the knowledge of yours."-" My dear Youwarkee, my
sae was Pksa WUIrsa when I beard it last; but that is so
ag ago, I had almost forgotten it. And now there is an
their thing you can give me a pleasure in."-,'Yo need then
sly mention it, my dear Peter."-" That is," said I, only
P tell me, if you did not, by some accident, fall from the top
f he rook over my habitation, upon the roof of it, when I
rst took you in here; and whether you are of the country
poa the rooks?" She, softly smiling, answered, "My dea
ieer, you ask your questions too fast. As to my country,
rhich is not on the rooks,a you suppose,but at a vast distance
m hence, I shall leave that, till I may hereafter at more
iure speak of my family; but as to how I ame into this
s-A ll- -11 L L Al -- -f





mMun wzmI


by one of my oomrades, I dssadd dew tos y Uhe er ,
dl she after me; but as I mouitd, bse evermhoetig m
braised so stily against the upper part of my gradm that I
lost my bearing; sad being so ear the breaches, before
could recover it again, I sunk into the tree, and rendered my
grade unless to me; so that down I came, and that with
so much force that I but jut fet my fall and lost my ss.
Whether I cried oat or not upon my coming to the ground I
cannot say; bt if I did my companion was too far goe by
that time to hear or take notice of me; asshe probably in
wift a light saw not my fal As to the condition wa is,
or what happened immediately aftrwads, I must be obligo
to you for a relation of that: but on thing I was quickly sen
sible of, and never can forget, that I owe my life to your eme
and kindness of me."
I told her she should hae that part of her story kn me
another time: But there in something so amazing in tee
flights, that I mat, as the quetiou for this day, beg you
would let me know what is t method of them? What is
the nature of your gramd ? fow you pat it n ? And
how you ue it in your lyingI
SSurely, my dearest Peter," replied she, "btthat I ee
deny you nothing sine you are my husband, your question
would not be answered, for it nut put me to the blush.






Immediately her grmmnd fSew open, and expanding itself
as nea si feet wide: but as I hall give you a full descrip.
ion of this gramdM hereafter, in a more proper place, I will
mention it no further here, than to tell you that I had scarcely
mrveyed it, when she, in a moment, contracted it round her
o closely that the nicest eye could not perceive the joining of
the parts.
The next summer brought me a son. The first thing I did,
after giving her some sh-soup, made as skilfully a I was
ale, sad a little cordial, was to see if my boy had the grm.-
is, which I found it had. When Youwarkee had gathered
strength again, she proved an excellent nprse to my Pedro
for that was the name I gave him), so that he soon grew a
harming child, able to rut in his twelfth month, and speak
in his twentieth. I had two other lovely boys by her within
three years, both of which throve well
I do not mention the little intervening occurrences which
happened during this period, they consisting chiefly of the
old rota of fishing, watering, providing in the summer for the
winter, and in managing my maltwork; which altogether kept
me at fall employment, comfortably to maintain an increasing
family. In this time 1 had found out several new sorts of
eatables. I had observed, u I said before, abmdance ofidrM
about tie wood d lake in the summer months. These, by





PFEM WHAUIIR


firing at them two or three times on my first coming, i had
almost caused to desert my dominions Bt as I had for the
last two or three eanr given no disturbance at all to the,
they were now in u great plenty as ever; and 1 made great
profit of them by the peace they enjoyed; and yet my table
never wanted a supply, fresh in the summer, or salted and
pickled in winter.
1 took notice of the time these birds used to come, and





70 PlTER WIEKDIS.
wore busy in laying their eggs; which I used at that time to
find in great plenty along the bank of the lake in the reeds,
ad made great collections of them; I used also to find a
great many in the woods amongst the shrubs and underwood.
T'ese furnished our table various ways; for with my cream-
obeese lour, and a little mixture of ram's horn juice, 1 had
taught my wife to make excellent puddings of them: abun-
dance of them also we ate boiled or fried alone, and often u
sauce to our fish. As for the birds themselves, having long
omitted to fire at them, I had an efectual means of taking them
otherwise by nets, which I set between the trees; and also
very large pitfall nets, with which I used to catch all sorts,
from the ie of a thrash to that of a turkey. But as I shall
ay-more ofthese when I come to speak, by and by, of my
poultry, I shall omit any further mention of them here.
As my boy Pedro grew up, though, as I said before, he had
the grumed, yet it was of much les dimensions than it
ought to have been to be useful to him; so that it was visible
he could never fly, for it would scarce meet before, whereas
it ought to have reached from side to side both ways. Not
being a suficient vestment for him, it became necessary
theefore that he should be clothed. I turned over my board,
but could find nothing that would do; or at least that we
knew how to fit him with. I ad described my own country







VmWM B1V W a UWIw-aw1 w aU -
of it, but we had o tackle to alter anything wih.
my dear," said I, "had I but been born with the gre.
de, I need not be now racking my brain to get my oAil
clothes."-" What do you mean by that?" replied sl.-
"Why," said I, "I would have flown to my ship, and
have brought some such things from thence, as yo. met
wanting them in this country, can have no notion ot"
She seemed mighty inquisitive to understand how a ship
was made; what it was most like to; how a person who
never saw one might know it only by the description; and
how one might get into it; with abundance of the like qu-s
tions. She then enquired what sort of things those needles
and several other utensils were, which I had at times baa
speaking of; and in what part of a ship they usually ept
such articles. And I, to gratify her oriosity, as I pereeved
she took a pleasure in hearing me, answered all her quetian
to a scruple; not then conceiving the secret purpose of al
this inquisitiveness.
About two days after this, having been out two or thhe
hours in the morning to out wood, at coming home I found
Pedro crying, ready to break hi heart, and his little brother
Tommy hanging to him, and crawling about the foor ser
him: the youngest, pretty babe! was fast aseep upon es e


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72 PTs WILKINS.
thb se- in a onmr of th room. I asked Pedro f
his mother, but the poor infant had nothing more to ms
than "Mammy n away Mammy run away !" I waits
patiently till bed-time, but no wife. I grew very unless
then. Yet as my children were tire d and eepy, I though
I had best go to bed with them, and keep them quiet. S
giving all three their suppers, we lay down together. The
lept: but my mind was too full to permit the closure of m,
eyes.
Finding I could not deep, I rose, intending to search al
the wood about, ad to call to her, that if any accident hw
prevented the sight of her, she might at leat bear me. Be
upon opening the door, how agreeably was I surprised t
mset r coming in, with something on her am. My des
Yowarsee," mid I, "where have you bees? What ha
befalle you to have kept yo out so long? The poor ehildri
have been at their wit's end to find you; ad 1, my dea
have been inconolable, and was now, almost distract
coing in search of you." Youwarkee looked very blank, t
thik what concern she had given me and the children. "M;
dear Peter," said she "pray forgive e ; but I will gi
yJO a good account of my absence. Don't you remembo
wht delight I took the other day to bear you talk of you
ship "-" Yes," mid, youdid o; bet what of that






** Nay, pray," replied se, firgiv me, for I buh b bs
M it." was going to contradict this lay, bllevwgit t
be impossible; however, to convince me, e desired I woml
step with her to the edge of the wood, and mer preof I
consented; and together we went II befo was surpried
at her tale, how much ore was I astonished at the bIlk of
the parcel I now aw before me: and seeing by the otaide it
onsited of clothes, I took it, but with mekc ado, "up my
shoulders, and carried it home. Upon opening it, I foed hr
more treasure tha I could hae imagined; for there w. a
hammer, a great many spikes and mails, three spoon, ab
five plates of pewter, four hive. and forks, a small ei
peaoh-bowl, two chocolate cops, a paper of needles, nd
several of pi, a parcel of core bread, a pair of abse, ad
abndance of such other things as se heard m wish fur~
describe; beside as mak linen and woollen, of one est er
another, as made a good package for all the other things
with a great tin porridge-pot, of about two gallou, tied to
the outside; and all thee as niely stowed a if she had been
bred a packer.
I could not for my life conceive how Youwarke had pe-.
formed this journey in so short a tme, when it took m fall a
week to come hither in my boat. mentioned my doubts to
her; when, to my sarpris, sh informd e, that my hip





PBTIW WILI8.


lay but jut onthe other ide the reek, hadly three hoarse'
ight from our ut. As to the length of time the journey
took me, I afterwards found that the gulf down which I sailed
had so many winding streams running out and into the gulf
again, that had not chance at length driven me the direct way,
I might have been there even at this time.
We sorted out our cargo piece by piece; and having found
several things proper for the children, my wife, from the little
instrootion I was able to give her, in much less time than I
oould have imagined, clothed my son Pedro, and made a sort
of mantle for the youngest. But now seeing us so smart
(for I took upon me sometimes to wear a green waistoat she
had brought, under my dirty jacket), she began to be ashamed
of herself, she said, in our fine company; and afterwards
(as I shall hereafter acquaint you) got into our fashion. See
ing the advantages of her light to the ship, and that so many
oesveniences arose from it, she was frequently at me to let
her go again. I as much wished for another return of good
a she, but I could for some time by no means consent to it;
bet as she aiured me she would run no hazards, 1 was pe.
veiled on at length, by her inessant importunities, to let bhe
go; though under certain restrictions, which she promised me
to comply with.
I had ever sin.e ur marriar e been desirous of seinr You.





Wrn waghmf


raemn y, mms wars e m w ppoyra a ar er I
old you before, 1 had eem her grammd exbed, but thW t
eig inthe grotto by lmpliht, I oould ot take so jus a
arvey au now, when the light wa at the brightit.
She fint threw up two long brachbes or ribs of a sort of
whalebone, which were joined behind to the upper boe of the
pine, and which when extended stand their whole length
ibove the holders, not perpendicularly, but spreading ot-
wards, and united by a web of the softest and mot pliae
membruee that o be imagined. Who dlode, this mem.
meeom fall down in the middle upo the meek, like a hnadk
L Along the whole spine-bom rue a trong artilage,
a which ae joined neral then of thee ribn ; ll whie"
p horiotally, and are lled in the intertior with a simi-
r membrane, ad which, when shut, wrap the body reod,
lding etly oe over the other. Fro the ip-joio, ras
Spliable cartilage quite down the outside of the leg to the
moe; from which there brueh out other ribe horioafly
be when open, but whe closed they emoompa the whole
high sad leg. The steartioes of the ar o a S ied up with
Ssame embrace. The am ae oovered also fr the
ho ld er to the wrist with the sm delicate member
iAtmedto ribs of proportionate dimeaiom, and jeimted to
fertile s it otide l i the umm ummer a e the lbp*





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As mO as she ad expanded the whole gramdus, being pe
pli ground, she stooped forward, moving with a beavy no
tis at firt; bet after a few stroke, she out through the air
like lightning, and was soo over the edge of the rook, ad
out of my sight.
My wife having now taken her eoond iight, I went home,
uad, three day after our parting, was in bed with my little
ones when she knocked at the door. I soon let her in, ad
we met each other with a glowing welcome. She told me
she had left a mall bundle for me without the wood, mad
wet to look after her children. I brought up the bndle;
and though it was not near so large a the former, I found
several ueful things in it, wrapped up in four or fve yards of
dark ble woollen cloth. I asked her what she mant to do
wi this stuff: he awered, "Why, I will make as a coat
like yors"-" No, Youwarke," replied I, you maet not
do so: the ladies, in my country, would not on ay asoat
go dressed like a gfmm; forthey wear a fine lowing ga
meet called a gown, that sits tight about the wait, and haage
down from tbence in fids, almost to the ground, so that you
an hardly discern their feet, ad no other part oftheir
body bat their hands ad face, ald about as muh d their
neoks and breasts a is een from yew grwmda .
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Wd Ma wored day aM algM r itagaiM~e o e d wear.
Whilst she employed herself th I rwa bed in peing
my winter stores; which I was forced todo alone ew, Lhe
and children taking up al my wife tim. About a fort ght
after she had begun matuka-making, she prenwted herself to
meone day as I moe from work in her new gw: and
truly, coisdering the deription I had given bar of dse a
arment, it appeared a good, comely dr. I kissed hr, ad
called her my cooutrywomaa, of which ad her m ew gowa se
was vry prod for a long time.
One day, as I wa traversing the woods to view my Lh
trp, looking ino the iderwood among the grat a ao
my right hand, I saw a wood-hen (a bird I called fes
its resemblance to our Eglih poultry) ome out of a ia
hiobet. I new not whether my rstling had ditarhed it;
but I let her pus, ad she na way before me. Whonm
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mad asrd nggr Mm. Itook oe ofthe eggs: Ibroke itat
sme distane from the est, to Me how ford they were;
ad I had so sooner broken the shell but out came a yeng
chicken. I then looked into the aest again, and taking up
more of the eggs, I found them all jut splintered in the shell,
and ready for hatching. I took them home, and told You-
wrkee what I had done, and how I intended to manage the
little brood, and if I could to bring them up tam. We kept
them ome day very warm by the fre, and fed them often,
as I had een my mother do with her early chickens; and in
a fortight's time they were a stout and familiar u common
poultry. We kept them a long whilein the hose; and whme
rfed them I always used them to a partiolar whistle, which
I also taught my wife, that they might know both u aud
theirfeeding time; and in a very ort while they would
ome rmning, po the usual call, like barn-door fowls to be
fad. I afterwrd got a breed of black-oeks, which was a
ame I gave them from the peliar colour of their neW.
hese birds were u big as a turkey, of a delicious flavor,
ad were bred from eggs hat ced undermy own wood-heasin
great plenty, Te greater dim lty was now togetmet for
all these fowl in the winter. ]et I overcame that wart by
am midsmtal discovery; for I obered my black-neoks in tih
wood jump at a sort of pod, which hng plentifully pon a







snrd thtgnew i great abduMee. 1 aut rsral of tbe
pod, and carrying them hem with me, took out a quatty
of small yellow eeds, which I found they greedily devoted.
By breeding and feeding my fowls oonstantly in my farm-yd,
I never wanted at my table, where we ate abundance of them;
and my whole aide of the lake in a few years was like a farm
yard, so full of poultry that I never knew their number.
Strange is the temper of mankind: who the more they
enjoy, the more they covet! Before I received any rtrn
from my ship, I rested tolerably easy, and but seldom though
upon what I left behind, thinking myself happy in what I haed
but after I had got what 1 never could hae expected, I rew
ore and more perplexed for want of the ret, and thought J
should never enjoy tre happiness while even a plaak of G
sh remained. My head, be I where I would, or at what I
would, was ever on board. These thoughts atlength
soh an impresion oe me, as to show by my ootemance M ai
something lay on my mind. Youwarkee at length 3seing
dejected look, would needs know the meaning of it. I tol
her plainly, tht I could get o rest front day to day eva
sie e first went to the ship, to think such a number
good thingslay there to be a prey to the sea, as the sh
wasted, wh they eight be of soh ilfite mee hbe
"Prithee, my Jdr Peter, said Yonwarkee, at yer be(





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at not abet that. Ime lytry: if good isto be d
e hall oon know it, ad aMut r-t oCteUtd der the
dlsppointment" I told her, if I were there, I cold tae every
ting out of te ship in chests, and then melt me pitch ad
pour into every crack, to keep out the water when they were
set dooat, But," continued she, "ouppose yourself there,
what things would you bring first?" I then entered into a
lao detail of particular; saying, I would have this and that
md so o, till I had saroe left out a thing I either knew of
or eld sppoee to be in the ship; and for fear I had not
mentioed all, I aid at lat, If I were there, I believe
he leave but little portable behind me." -- S, my
dew," said Yonwarbe, you would roll in riees, I Bad:
but you have never mentioned a new gown for me."-"' Why
ay" replied I, "I would have that too."-- But how wold
you melt the pitch?" said he .-" 0," replied I, "there is
a tiederbx sad math in a room below, pou the side of
the lahearth." And thea I lt her me ome I had brought
with me, and showed r the ue of liat ad tee. "Well
my dear," mid he, will youooe em truotme ?' told
her I would let her make another Bight, on her prome to be
beok as oo a possible.
In the evemiag she et ot, ad staid three da, ad till the
iui of the fMrth. Upo her return. he told me Ae had





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ipa same gods to ns for me, which she hpd ve
amni saf; and that thy wer in six obsets. whiob d
had pitoed after my directions. Ay I" nsid I, O yo
pi&hed them into the sea, perhaps?
However, after what I had heard from Yonwarke, I grw
muh moa obheerful: which ihe, poor creature! was remr-
ably pleaded with. She went with me constntly mems, a
sometimes twice a day, for several days together, to se wbat
oes at the lake; till at length she grew very impatit,
for fear, as se afterwards told me, I shold either think he
had not done what se said, or hd not dome it i an e fsntel
maer. Bt one day, wUalkig by te lak, I thol gt I mw
something floting in the water at a very great diinam.
*Yo.warkee," said I, Ipy a il Then rmnming to a







bhea and taking her in, awMy we we, pig iu y oua wOth
duyiAt;, forl longed to see what it was. At earer
viw I perceived it to be one of my wife'ls bet. ut wht







added to my satifactio, was to ee Youwarkee so pt ed
that she could sareely contain herself When we came eldo
to it, up she started: Now, my dearPeter, torment yourelf
no more about your goods on board; for if this will do, all
ball be your own." She then lent me a band to tabk it in.
We made the best of our way homewards to my wetdook;
when, just as we had landed our treasure, we saw two more
boxes coming down the stream both together; wherepon we
launched again, and brought them in one by one.
We had now made a good day's work of it; so mooring
the boat, we went home, intending to be one morning early
wit the art, to convey our imports to the grotto. After
sapper, Youwarkee looking very earnestly at me, with tear
jst glittering in her eyes, broke out in these words: What
should you have thought, Peter, to have sen me come sealing
drowned through the cavern, tied to one of your chests !"-
SHeaven forbid uch a thought! my charmer," replied I.
a Bt, as you know, I must have been rendered the most
miserable of all living creatures by sch a sight, or anything
lse that would deprive me of you; pray tell me how you
would possibly have such a thought in your head --" Ah I
Peter," rejoined sde, "thee was but a span between me and
death not may days ago. You mut know, my lif, that
bring eat that dhet into te ea, u I wa tagging it sleo


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by that very Ii, it being m of the heaviet, med so g
but slowly, I twisted the tring several times roun my bhe
whose, drawing it rather too quick into the eddy, it pulled
hd against me, towards the glf, and so quiok that I uod
no way loosen or disengage the cord from my finger, bt was
dragged thereby to the very rock, against which the heet
struck violently. My last thought u I supposed it was f
you, my dear;" (on which she clasped me romd the eek, i
sene of her pat agony;) "when taking myself or lest I
forbore further resistance; at which distant the line sla aned
by the rebound of the best, fel from my hand ofitself; ad
the ohert returning to the rock, went down the urrut. I
took a turn or two on my ground to reolleet my pas
danger, and went back to the ship fully resolved to aeoid i
like share for the future Indeed I did not easily eooer my
spirits, and was o terrified with the thought, that I had hlf
a mind to have left the two remaining obet behind m; t
as danger oveome gives fresh resolution, I again set to rwee
and discharged them also down the gulf, u I hope you w
s in good tie." My heart bled within me all the wlb
she spoke, and I even felt ten times more than she em
have sdad by the gul "My dearest Yewarkes' said I,
" why did not yu tell me this adventure sooerr'-- t b
seen I er new sepliedhe; fer she saw testlrelr mfe






m- '.- m7 9 e VW avw mEu am myo UTUUnFmg u11 Wg
um She wneamed out ad ran to the ohebt, and getting a
smal quantity of liquor, she, putting it by little and little to
my lips, and robbing my wriat and temple., brought ma to

We went next day to the lake, and the found two more
f the cbest, which we landed. We had five in hand, and
watched several days for the sixth, when seeing nothing of it,
we gae it ever for lost: but one day wanting a supply of
water, we ment to the rill, where the fist thing that appeared
was my sixth chest, Youwarkee spied it fiat, and cried
pointing thernt, "0 Peter, what we have leg wished for, i
me at lat! let us meet ad welcome it. 1 was pleased
ithL e gaiety o her fany. I did ahe desrd; we gotit
in th6 boat, and entered hom.
It took up several days' time in srting and dispoing
r argo. YTowarkee was qite alert at the suoceM of
r packing; bat left me to rig her praim, which I did
Mrifil of doing more thnm ace at unpacking each chet.
d I cold me bher eyes glow with delight to Me she had
phdd me.
Smay not be amim, me fw all, to give yo in thi plae
a amE areth of my OligMa proceedings after coming ito
my Mw dmiaim. From my frat tp at the wok I kad.


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r-.a---J- ..--*.v .. 9 -, .ww.
my devotim wae not without good set: ad I am a.
dent, wherever this course is pured with a right view,
oener or later the ime will prove the same to otlwr I
found it to myself; I mean, that moeries wil b raemobuds
with more gratitude, ad evils become leo b rdaome: and
urely the person whose cae this i, mut neoemarily e*y
the truest relit of lif.
After we bad become man and wife, I fhquently prayed
before my wife, and with her: she did not een rprid het
readily kaeoled by and joined with me. Tlis I liK very
well: and upon my askig her ae day after prayer, if she
maderstod what I hadbeen doing, "Yes," answesrd s,
"yo have been making petition to the image of the gat
Collwar.-- Pray," aid I (willing gently to lad hr into a
jut see of a Supreme Being), "who is this Colwaru--
" He it is," replied ihe, "tht does ll good ad evilto a"
- Right," said I, it is in w some me e so; but be amam
of hielf do evil, absolutely as s own et."--" Yes," m
sd, heaa; for beeeadoal that au be doe; ad as e
oan bdoee, eo ndo it" So quick a reply staNed ma.
Thought Se will outdo m premsly; and I slb I bi
a ppiltomy own scholar." I thena aed her whe to
nat Collwar dwelt She told e, In Heamv'-- Audaa


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he o ew whatwe do? idL "Y~ ," replied she, khis
image tell him everything; and I have prayed to it."
Tough I wa sorry for the oddity of her conception, I was
almost glad to fnd her so ignorant, and pleased myself with
thinking, that a she had already a confused notion of Supreme
Power, I should soon hae the satifaction of bringing her to
a more rational knowledge of him.
I then asked her, if she thought the image itself could hear
her petition. She replied, Ye'-- And can he return
ye a answer?" She told me, he only did that to his bet
serants, who are glhwm set apart on purpose to #erve him,
and receive his answers. Bt suppose," said I, that you
eedd see the great Collwar, or know where he wa, and
sold pray to himself, without going bout to his image at,
do yo think he could not bear yo?" She passed here a
good while, and at lst said, Why, ly, I cannot think but
e might as well, or better than the image."-" Why, the,"
said "don't you make your petitions to himself, and not to
th image? It is for the rea I have gien you, my dear
Youwarkee, that I pray to hi, aad not to his image, or ay
nprentation of him upon earth; and onsquently, m more
reae being beard and nswered."-., Indeed," said "e, I
ver thought of that before, for our priests always chased
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and thy wokld pry to hin for m; bet yoe hav eerid-i
me it is better to pry to hieldf, ad I sha always d it
hereafter.
Having conduooted y scholar thus far 1 left of, thiain I
had now laid a solid bui, that I need be in no fe for my
petructre; and, as the slower you build the firmer it
nettles, I thought fit to let this first work settle into a inm
prindple before I raised any further doctrine spon it I pe
pagated no theological notions in my children till they wer
capable of conoeiving the truth of then from priiples of
ream but only inculaed them jutioe, truth, sad loe to
yself, their mother, and each other. Having brought my
wife fimlyto believe i a Spme Being (le her all him
what he would), whro oo ear our prayermee or arie
adaswerourpetitions as e ees t, and to an assure s
that hi love to u is so gre that he wod do what is et
benefoial for us, though it should not always prove that w
think o; the great trathe covering his dispe atio ia ar
wamtion and redeption, ad our duty toward him, feBwd
of eoune a direct cosmqumwes of sb his love aad haw.
ld ofd u; and heeailyeae into them. Aoonodiby I
opead the doctrine of the oretion to br as wall a I semt
I am rrm toi my mny eqi a ath great point was stae
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Ltm hmw toh -mdg history of our redemption: however,
general, I oexplud both so eectually, that tho h I
required tim to groud her in the full practical faith of it, yet
the opinion she bad of m, with the reason I wau abl to rge
for what I taught her, pernuded her I was in the right, ad
dispsd her to hearken to what I delivered.












AfrlI had 6igsw aim y chldrm, I frequently referred
tir father instrntion to their other; for I have always
Bperiemeed that a sperfSlal knowledge, with a desire of
hbumiug a teacher, is, in some meas, more than equivalent
to better knowledge; for it not only excites every priniple
emhstSo the mst, but makes tt r mor clear and co
qgmae e1m to me's mdlf




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