I'm sorry for you an' the crew,' says he, 'an' I wisht I hadn't took the berth.
The schooner ahead of us had to cut, and she shifted her berth outside of us.
The ships did not get clear without some trouble, and we thought it wisest to shift our berth.
We thought it best to give these dare-devils a berth, and so we left them.
When we reached New York, our chief mate left ...