I have seen the letter; it is in Captain Rushton's handwriting.
"Then I can only say that Captain Rushton was a party to the fraud," he said.
After the captain left him, he struggled hard to unloose the cords which bound him.
"You look like a good seaman," said the captain, addressing Bates.
"Captain Haley knows very well the falsehood of what he says," said our hero, calmly.
The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.
The man may be honest, captain: Don't trouble yourself too much.
"You are very kind, Captain Smith," said Robert, gratefully.
Don't consider my feelings, Captain Haley, but say what you have to say.
With Captain Evans, on the other hand, Robert was on excellent terms.