It required all the captain's seamanship, and the efforts of all the crew, to withstand it.
It sent him off in a rage, with all his crew of dissolute followers.
I'm sorry for you an' the crew,' says he, 'an' I wisht I hadn't took the berth.
The mate with one of the crew came ashore in the boat for help and a doctor.
Others of the crew had scrambled to their feet and ran to help those at the sweeps.
The press-gang was soon on board us, and its officer asked to have the crew mustered.
The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.
Our crew was neither better nor worse than that of other ships.
As for the canteens, we had to empty them, after treating the crew of the boat that was sent to take us off.
He then gave us a glass of grog all round, and made his own crew splice the main-brace.