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[327] mast in three pieces, and were like to have cast away our shallop. Yet by God's mercy, recovering ourselves, we had the flood1 with us, and struck into the harbor.

Now he that thought that had been the place was

Sunday on Clark's island.

deceived, it being a place where not any of us had been before; and, coming into the harbor, he that was our pilot did bear up northward, which if we had continued we had been cast away. Yet still the Lord kept us, and we bare up for an island2 before us; and recovering of that island, being compassed about with

1 Tide.

2 Clark's Island. It was named after the mate of the ‘Mayflower,’ who is said to have been the first to land there.

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