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 for himself, he said he would not stay in the ship, unless they would force him. They bade him go then; for they would not stay him. ‘I will,’ said he, ‘so I may have my chest with me, and all that is in it.’ They said he should; and presently they put it into the shallop. Then he came down to me to take his leave of me, who persuaded him to stay, which if he did, he might so work that all should be well. He said he did not think but they would be glad to take them in again; for he was so persuaded by the master, that there was not one in all the ship could tell how to carry her home. ‘But,’ saith he, ‘if we must part,’— which we will not willingly do, for they would follow the ship,—he prayed me, if we came to the capes before them,1 that I would leave some token that we had been there, near to the place where the fowls bred, and he would do the like for us; and so, with tears, we parted. Now were the sick men driven out of their cabins into the shallop. But John Thomas was Francis Clement's friend, and Bennet was the cooper's: so there were words between them and Henry Greene,— one saying that they should go, and the other swearing that they should not go, but such as were in the shallop should return. When Henry Greene heard that, he was compelled to give place, and to put out Arnold Lodlo and Michael Bute, which with much ado they did. In the mean time, there were some of them that plied their work as if the ship had been entered by force, and they had free leave to pillage, breaking up chests, and rifling all places. One of them came by me, who
1 At the mouth of Hudson's Bay.
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