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 us, and I was offered the berth.
I had got to be first-captain of the forecastle, a berth I held to the end of the cruise.
All this was done, I getting a berth from which I could see the female.
So far all was well, and I began to look about me for a berth.
After sounding me for some time, he inquired if I had any berth.
On his berth lay a letter addressed to her, and another to me.