Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Baptistea” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22.:
... its last mutilated and fragmentary tune had died away.
In vain we tinkered with it. Its last note had fled, and we gave it a sailor's burial.
It was about the twentieth day on the wreck, that Mr. Baptistea , the French cook, gave notice.
It had occurred to Mr. Baptistea that, by the laws of the sea, since he was wrecked and had received no wages he could not work.
The officers said that if he would...
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