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Mr. Turnbull “ sets his house in order”---Mrs. T.
thinks such conduct very disorderly--- The captain
The art of hard lying made easy, though I am made
very uneasy by hard lying—I send my ruler as a missive, to let the parties concerned know, that I'm a rebel to tyrannical rule.--I am arraigned, tried, and condemned without a hearing---What I lose in speech is made up in feeling, the whole wound up with magnanimous resolves and a little sobbing.
It was the captain of the American schooner, from out of which we were then taking the
casks of flour.
“ We've no sarvice. in our country, I've a notion, my old bob-tail roarer,"
” said he. “When do you come along-side of my schooner,
for t’other lading, with this raft of yours? Not to-night, I guess."
Well, you've guessed right this time,” replied old Tom, "we shall lie on the mud till to-morrow morning, with your permission.”
“ Yes, for all the world like a Louisiana alligator. You take things coolly, I've a notion, in the old country. I don't want to be hanging head and starn in this little bit of a river of
yourn. I must be back to New York afore
“ She be a pretty craft, that little thing of yours," observed old Tom; “ how long may
she take to make the run?”
“ How long ? I expect in just no time; and she'd go as fast again, only she won't wait for the breeze to come up
with her." “ Why don't you heave-to for it?” said
" Lose too much time, I guess. I've been