I summoned him to an interview, and informed him in decided terms that I must be master in my own ship.
He didn't go on board till the morning on which the ship was to sail.
Then they launched the ship's boat, in which Bates had come to the island, and put out to sea.
No; I stole one of the ship's boats, and came for you without leave.
They saw an American ship riding at anchor a mile or more from shore.
He left me at that time, and to my surprise did not return to the ship.
Let us go down to the shore, and see if we can see anything of the ship.
There was no one in sight, but it was evident that a party from an American ship had visited the island.
"It is a pity some of his friends were not here," said the captain of the ship that had rescued him.
If you don't know my position on board this ship, it's time you found it out!