s running out, and decided to shape his course for the Island of Martinique, where he had directed Captain Bullock to send him a coal-ship.
On the 2d of November he captured the Levi Starbuck, a New Bedford whaler, bound on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
Like all her class just starting out, she was filled with all sorts of stores and Yankee nicknacks; and although the Alabama had been filled up a dozen times since she started from the Azores with stores taken from her prizes, yet she had the applied the torch without compunction, and the career of the Golden Eagle was speedily terminated.
The Alabama now crossed the equator and stationed herself in the great tollgate of commerce, through which traders from India, China, the Pacific Ocean and South America were continually passing, rejoicing as they reached these latitudes that the long, weary road was behind them, and that but a short and easy passage lay between them and their homes.
It had never occurred to the American