e same, bare arms, and unstockinged legs.
They were admitted freely on board, with their stocks in trade, and pretty soon Jack was on capital terms with them, converting his small change into fragrant bananas, and blood-red oranges, and replenishing his tobacco-pouch for the next cruise.
As Jack is a gallant fellow, a little flirtation was going on too with the purchasing, and I was occasionally highly amused at these joint efforts at trade and love-making.
No one but a bum-boat woman is everle all speak excellent English, though with a drawl, which is not unmusical, when the speaker is a sprightly young woman.
Jack has a great fondness for pets, and no wonder, poor fellow, debarred, as he is, from all family ties, and with no place he on; though some of them, having been on shore, on liberty, have brought off a blackened eye. No matter—the more frequently Jack settles his accounts, on shore, the fewer he will have to settle on board ship, in breach of discipline.
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