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embarrassed, “one cannot be patriotic to the degree of || besides working for us, to make roads for the Governrefusing any husband whatever.”'
ment. In fact, as with all other relics of feudality, the “God prosper you! good aunt, and send you wooers meaning has flown, whilst the custom remains; and in plenty," said the Countess Sophie, laughing. “But custom without meaning has no base, and cannot enhark! the gentlemen are again discussing the robot. It's dure." your husband, as usoal ; he is riding his favourite hobby, " Then,” said Stanoiki, "you would have us give He, too, like you, is but half a Pole."
up lialf, and that the better half, of our revenue ? "Why," said the lady, timidly, "I think we have Why, that is more than the peasants themselves ask.” shown some boldness in coming here at all.”
“I would have you allow them to purchase their “ If you repent it, as yet no harm is done." own freedom from these feudal tenures, as in Prussia."
“Hem !" answered the lady in a tone which seemed “ A precious law that of Prussia !” said Leninski. to imply that in her mind the matter deserved some “The noble must be satisfied with a capital, once paid consideration.
down, equal to sixteen or twenty years of his revenue ; “I tell you," said Count Soboski—the nobleman || after which time, his son, or himself, if he live, is minus whose wife was conversing with the Countess Sophie-- that portion of his inheritance.” “I tell you, Stanoiki, you cannot reckon on your pca.
"You forget," one of the lawyers timidly put in, santry.”
the interest derived from this capital.” "Oh, that old story of the robot,” said Count Lenin. “Here, in these parts,” said Soboski, “the peasants ski, a gentleman of a tiger-like aspect, despite his spare only demand to change their feudal services into an person and sharp features. “Soboski can never hold || annual rent; always providing, of course, that the lease his peace on that subject.”
be hereditary. Well
, it is but a simple thing. The “Because I view it in another light than you do.” | English system has not prevented the nobility of that
" What would you have us to do, then ?" said a country from being rich and powerful; why should some powerful man, of an unbealthy white complexion, with approximation to it be the ruin of ours" pale eyes, thick lips, and reddish hair, on whose every “ Because,” replied Stanoiki, “one thing leads to lineament brutality was impressed. “Would you have another; and the English tenant will one day feel as us give our lands to the peasantry as a bribe for their much dissatisfaction in paying rent as our people do rising ?-for, after all, these lands are ours. I don't || about the robot." know what you mean by the peasants not liking the “There we differ again,” said Soboski. - The Eng. robol. As well might the English tenant say he does not lish nobleman will, ultimately, lose his ground-rent, like to pay rent.”
because that is the vestige of a time that has gone by, “True," said the General, “it is our right; and for and has no more meaning. The game-laws, too, will that reason alone I have always exacted my dues with be abolished.”' unflinching rigour. Leniency would encourage a false Here voices became very clamorous in dissent. notion in the serfs; and what might have been intended “Why not put the nobility down at once?" roared merely as a charitable exception, would have been con- out Leninski. verted into a precedent.”
“I am very sorry to distress you,” said Soboski, “But their very unwillingness to pay the tribute,” || laughing, “ but, depend upon it, it will come to that, persisted Soboski, “ought to make it painful to re- one day, all over Europe ; like everything that dates ceive.”
from times gone by, it will become, first worthless, then "As well might you say, my dear friend," retorted | ridiculous, and finallyStanoiki, “that an English landbrd should feel reluc- "Now you deserve-you-you are a traitor to your tant to receive his rents. These are our rents. Never country! You have no meaning !-I mean you have lose sight of the historical fact in the vagaries of modern no opinion. You are a Jacobini!" spluttered the pale, liberalism. Our ancestors, having more land than they fat man, in tones inarticulate with passion. could possibly cultivate, parcelled it out in larger and “And I tell you,” said Soboski, calmly, “ that you lesser fragments, under certain obligations. Very might as well think of re-establishing cliivalry, and of well. The land is as much ours as it was theirs; its riding forth in link-mail, with lance and shield, as of nominal proprietors must, of course, continue to per- maintaining feudal rights in our day. They must fall. form the same services as those by which their ances- It remains for you to fall with them, or to modify your tors held it of ours."
position, and make it possible for the century you "Unless,” said the stout man, "you start from the live in." somewhat primitive principle that no man has a right " You don't see, gentlemen,” said the thin, fierce to more land than he can dig with his own spade, 1 man, with an expressive and bitter glance at the object don't see what you can bring forward against that ar- of momentary animosity, “ that all this fine talking is gument.”
merely to explain that he won't be one of us. Why “Simply this,” said Soboski, " that, strictly, in many | not stand out like a man, and say so at once :” cases, the land has been paid by the tenant, since first “Really,” said Stanoiki, “ we should like to know his ancestor occupied it, ten times its value. In feudal if you are with us or against us.” times, this sort of feudal service had a show of fairness Neither,” replied Soboski. "I told you so from _there was something like a fair bargain in the busi- | the first. I consider the whole affair as a mere dream. ness. Then the lord was ever ready to protect the If I saw any chance of restoring Poland to happiness, lives and property of those who, in return for that pro- you would see me one of the first in your ranks; but, tection, tilled his ground and felled his woods. Then, convinced as I am that the whole will turn out to be too, they had but one master. Now they are obliged to one of those insensate efforts that have cost our counpay taxes to the state from which we are exempt, and, II try so much blood, and brought it neither profit ner
honour, you cannot expect that I should warmly ad- They retreated, still eyeing Soboski with anything vocate your cause. You are misled by the committee but friendly looks. “ Well, now that I have re-estabin France, who, in their turn, are deceived by distance. || lished peace," said the Countess, pray tell us all about But, I ask you, what will you do against the armiesit
, dear uncle, for I saw them on the point of eating of Austria, Russia, and Prussia, so well organised, you up. But you need not tell me—I see it all in your with such financial resources ?”
crest-fallen countenance; they won't make a present We have every true Polish heart with us !” said of the robot to the peasants. Is not that it ?" a young man, with enthusiasm.
" It is all very well to joke about it at present; but, “Well-that's good, so far as hearts go,” said a hundred years ago, you might, my dear niece, hare Soboski, dryly.
seen your hall red with blood for a more insignificant “We have the whole of the clergy,” said another. Il quarrel than we have had to-day.” “ There is not a Polislı-born priest that will not ad- But we have become more civilised since th I vance with the bauner in one hand, and the cross in the hope, said the Countess. other."
“Nevertheless,"' continued Soboski, “as the bar" And they fanaticise the mob, I understand. But | barous custom of duelling yet survives, and as I have the pensants ?"
no wish to have any of your guests' blood on my hands, Well,” said Casimir, impetuously, “we'll order or mine on theirs, you will, I am sure, not take it them out, and see if they dare resist.”
amiss if my wife and I start early to-morrow." “ That you will find your disliculty. My firm belief Certainly not,” said the Countess.
*I am grateis, the only sufferers in all this will be yourselves. 1 ful to you, and appreciate your motives as they deserve." wash my hands of it.”
The following day having been fixed for a hunting "And if we accomplislı anything," said Leninski, excursion, the young men, ready equipped for the chase, you'll come in, as such prudent men are wont to were sinoking over their coffee previous to departure, do, for your share of the booty."
when the Arminian, whom Pavel had observed at the “We all know at what school of politeness Count | public-house, presented himself. Leninski has been bred,” said Soboski, drawing him. “Ha!-liere comes my friend and tobacconist,'t
“ he need hardly say that he scorned the Court | said Casimir, “with the most exquisite tobacco, jus of Vienna.”
freshly prepared for the nargillis of the Sultanas. I “ He may be no courtier, but he is a good Pole!" | make it a point of honour to smoke no other, because said Casimir, insolently, “ and that is better. it defrauds our liege lord the Emperor.”
Stanoiki saw with regret the violence of his son's “ And do you get your pipes from the same quarter temper exhibit itself towards his guest, an honoured —that superb amber head-piece, for instance ?" friend, and a near relation of his wife; and, fearing “No; this head, I am forced to admit, is direct lest the discussion should proceed to greater lengths, from St. Petersburg. But come, my friendly purveyor, he hastily interfered.
out with your wares—tobacco-bags, velvet tube-pieces, “Never mind,” said Soboski, good-naturedly, and what not.” never mind, my good friend. In the present fever The Arminian now displayed his store; every possible of their blood, I can take no offence—they'll be cold apparatus for smoking, curious slippers and purses, and enough, some of them, before this time next year. a collection of daggers and pistols, all of which were Believe me, Stanoiki,” continued the Count, drawing | speedily disposed of. the General aside, “I would willingly lay my old head “There goes as bold a smuggler,” said Casimir, in the grave to save my country the blow that is about “with that venerable head and respectable beard, as to be struck at her.”
ever crossed the frontier.” “We differ in opinion, but I am sure at heart we “Who would suspect such an apostolic-looking perfeel alike,” said Stanoiki, pressing cordially his friend's sonage of so many peccadillos as he has in his pocket" hand; “ but I advise you, under the circumstances, said one of the young men. Ha! I see there is more not to linger here longer than necessary. It requires | in him than he shows-he is gone in at the door leadsome practice of life to endure an opinion opposed to ing to your father's apartment.” our own."
“There goes, too, an arch traitor, my uncle Son “ And to maintain calmness in discussion,” said So-boski,” said Casimir. “That's his carriage drawn up, boski,“ demands refinement and education, which, II suppose I should go and bid him adieu. But ne, I am sorry to say, is wanting in many of our friends." will not; let my mother say what she likes. A traitor
“I am afraid, my dearaunt,” said the Countess Sophie, is a traitor, if he were ten times one's relation." " that your husband has just experienced a dreadful By the bye, is it true, Casimir, that you are ia downfall. IIe is in full flight towards us, and there's marry that lovely girl you sat near at dinner yestezthat battering-ram, Florski, and that eel Leninski, interday?” pursuit. Let us receive the fugitive within our magic "I suppose I must, one day," was the negligent circle, and banish thence all intruders.”
reply. At that moment Soboski approached the ladies, “Well
, I am surprised at your coldness. I declare followed by some of his opponents.
I should like her exceedingly." “ Come, come, gentlemen,” said the Countess “She is very well in her way,” said Casimir; "bet Sophic, immediately making place for her uncle by her I like my freedom better. I still hope we may be side, “ return to your post-we'll permit no political found too nearly allied to wed.” discussion just now; so, unless you have some fine com- “You are, then, related ?" pliments to pay us, we don't acknowledge your right “Not that I know of; but, in rummaging up must to intrude. What--nothing to say ?---Then make or family documents, who knows what may be discovered?"
“You are right to delay the thing, if possible," re- | not only without thanks, but without even casting a plied his friend; "one ought not to settle too early in look on him who tendered it. The young lady, whose life. But they are all ready down there, waiting only || dress was slightly disarranged, showed some embarfor us, I believe.”
rassment at the presence of the stranger. The young men soon joined the party, which in- “How often am I to tell you," said the Countess, cluded the ladies, collected before the castle, impatients that delicacy towards such persons is downright indelifor departure, a wolf having been traced at a conside- || cacy." rable distance across the country by the peasants; one “But he is a man,” said the young girl, in French. of whose grievances was their being at all times liable “No, my dear,” answered the Countess, coolly, he to be taken from their own avocations, and be fagged is a serf. to death in the battues. When, however, the wolf was By this time Casimir was at their side. “The only the
game in view, their discontent diminished, for that injury I have sustained,” he said, laughing, “is a animal was looked upon by them as a common foe, in broken watch. Luckily, the sledge has suffered nowhose destruction everybody was alike interested. On thing; and you, I instantly perceived, had escaped scotthis occasion, therefore, they were no laggards, and had || free, by the manner in which you looked after your been out since daybreak, tracking the course of the furs and muffs. But I fear you will no more trust to game. The dogs, the largest and most ferocious that could be got, armed with spike collars, to protect thei Whilst he was thus speaking, Pavel, for it was he, throats from the deadly fang, bounded along beside the scanned the ladies with a storm of mingled emotions. sledges which contained the ladies, each driven by one Such, and so fair a creature, would have been the litof the sportsmen, sitting astride a small seat behind tle Constance, destined to be Leon's bride ; and this them. Few things are more cheering than the sight was the bride report assigned to Casimir. Such the of a long train of these sledges, diversified in form and elegant vision his dreams had portrayed—such the colouring, gliding swiftly over the plains; some swan- face he loved to contemplate ; and, side by side with shaped, glittering with gilding; others like a car of the gentle and pleasurable emotion which youth and triumph, glowing with the most rich and warm hues, | beauty awaken, ran, in strange discord, these bitter and lined with the costly furs of the country, the words :-“No, he is not a man; he is a serf.” The horses' heads decorated with red and white plumes, Countess was right. A serf could not be a man. If and jingling bells fringing their scarlet housings ; and he were, he could not bear his condition—he must few things are more delicious than the motion, || break his bonds. Nature must have stamped his blood which can be compared to nothing but flying. They with a more sluggish flow, or he could not tamely suhwent by as if borne upon the wind; and the bells of the mit to such unutterable scorn. No—they did submit, horses—the baying of the dogs—the loud calls of the and were serfs, and remained serfs. Now and then, drivers—the silvery laughter of the ladies-swept | indeed, they shed a little blood—ay, blood. Pavel along the snowy plain like the forms of a dream, sopaused in his reverie, and pondered on the word. It instantaneously did that burst of life and splendour effaced and swept away all injuries. Yes, nothing was give way to icc-wrapt stillness. The sun shone left for the serf but to revel in hatred !
It was a brightly on the snow, and made it glitter like diamonds mercy, he thought, that those who trampled upon their on the trees; the sharp bracing air was exhilarating ; || rights should not seek to blind them by a false kindand the ladies, enveloped in their furs, gave themselves ness; for cruelty would nerve the arm and steel the up to the full enjoyment of the hour. Casimir drove heart. his mother and the young girl who, according to him, The other sledges now coming up, after a short pause, was destined to be his bride. He was an impetuous the parties separated; the men, with the dogs, and the driver, and his sledge, distancing the rest, was soon peasants
, penetrating into the wood, the ladies sledging lost to sight.
back to the castle. Have a care, Casimir," said the Countess. But his “You can't think, Countess Sophie,” said the bride younger companion, clapping her hands in ecstasy, ex-elect, “how the countenance of the man who came to claimed—“How delightful ! Quicker, quicker, Casi- || help us haunts me; it was so dark and ill-boding.” mir!”
“\y dear, I never look at such people.” Encouraged by these gladsome accents, Casimir in- “They sometimes look at us, though,” said the young creased his speed. They now entered a small planta- | girl, thoughtfully. “I wonder with what feelings ?" tion, where the snow lay thin, and the protruding " That, of course, is perfectly immaterial," said the stumps of trees gave an occasional jolt to their vehicle. || Countess Stanoiki.
“We shall certainly be upset !” exclaimed the Coun- After a long and vain pursuit, just as the day began tess, now seriously alarmed.
to give tokens of its rapid decline, the hunters got Scarcely had she uttered the words, when the upon the track of a wolf, or rather wolves, for there sledge struck violently against a prostrate tree; and evidently were several. No time was now to be lost, Casimir was precipitated, by the shock, from his insecure for the light was fast fading. Excited by so many seat, to some distance. The horses, feeling themselves hours' fruitless efforts, the huntsmen became clamorous. free, now tore madly on; but they had not proceeded Some were for following one track, some another; the far before the sledge turned over, depositing the ladies || greater part declaring it to be necessary to keep toin the snow that embedded the roots of the trees. A||gether, as darkness would soon overtake them. The young peasant, standing near, awaiting the hunters at peasants
, as animated as their masters, created much this spot, threw himself before the horses, and having confusion, baffling all the efforts of the more experienced mastered them, proceeded to the assistance of the to establish order, by their eagerness to follow the ladies. The Countess accepted the proffered succour game. At length Casimir, losing patience, struck off
on a track by himself, leaving his companions to take|| brute,” said Pavel
, coolly measuring his young master what course they could. The track led him through with his eye, and then turning it upon the gaunt limbs a low, tangled underwood, on whose branches the hoar- of the monster at his feet. frost was assuming that tint of purple grey which an. Casimir, insensed beyond endurance at his words and nounces the immediate disappearance of the sun. 05- | manner, strode towards hin with hand uplifted, as if jects were every moment growing more dim. He was about to give vent to his long-restrained malignity in on the point of retracing his steps, fearing lest he blows. Parel drew back. should be benighted in the wood, when, from behind “ Stand off!” he said, firmly. “Touch me at your a bush, not ten yards off, two large burning eyes glared peril!—I will bear anything but that!" red at him. Casimir instantly levelled his rifle, and It was a lone place. There, at least, they stood touched the trigger. The sharp snap which followed, but as man to man—the athletic peasant and the telling that his piece had missed fire, was accompanied slender, effeminate-looking stripling; and should a by a loud, savage yell. The animal, almost in the act struggle ensue, the issue could not be doubtful. Casi. of springing forward, turned suddenly round, as if tomir felt this, and became proportionably infuriated. repel some attack from behind ; and, immediately after, “ Vassal!” he cried, suffocating with rage. “How endeavouring to effect a retreat, rolled over, not far dare you dog my steps? How dare you strike my from Casimir, transfixed with a short spear, such as game?”. are used by the peasants on such occasions. Bound- At that instant several of the huntsmen broke ing over the thicket, a man now closed, and grappled through the copse. The young Count's eyes were with him. A brief but fierce struggle ensued, of which withdrawn from Pavel for one moment. That moment Casimir remained the passive spectator. At one mo was enough ; when he turned to seize his victim, the ment he saw the beast on the point of triumphing overlatter was vowhere visible. An imprecation burst the man. Quick as thought he sprang to the spot ; | from Casimir's compressed lips. but, before he reached it, the wolf lay expiring at the “You shall not always escape me thus !” he mutfeet of its opponent, whose shoulder was lacerated by | tered, as he moved away to meet his party. "I'll make the animal's teeth and claws.
yon pay for this to-morrow !” Casimir, secretly goaded by the superior agility and The young men now declared it was time to leare presence of mind displayed by an inferior, was trans- the woods if they did not intend to take up their quarported beyond himself when he recognised in that in- ters there for the night ; and, making their way throngh ferior the object of his long-chrislıcd animosity. the underwood as they best could in the doubtful light
, “ How came you here? How dare you interrupt my at length reached the spot where sledges awaited them, sport ? Who bid you strike that wolf ? But you whose torches threw a red glare on the snow, as they are the same insolent knave you ever were !" flitted orer the plains towards the chateau. “ You would scarce have been a match for the
(To be concluded in our next.)
INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL.
DESCENDING TIIE FIRST CATARACT OF TIIE As we were strolling about, the Sheikh of the NILE.
cataracts came to tell us that we could not descend We left the classic isle of Philo about eleven, and them that day, but that we must wait till to-morin less than an hour pulled down to Mabatta, where row. This proceeding was, of course, quite intelliboats always stop to discharge their cargoes, which gible to us, as we had had sufficient experience in go by land to Asswan, in order to avoid the cata- Eastern customs to know that this was only one of ract. Here we found a busy scene. Numbers of the thousand ways in which backshush (money) is boats, laden with different kinds of grain, lined the extorted out of travellers. The moment we offered bank; while piles of other merchandise, as dates, this, all obstacles to our going vanished; and soon coffee from Abyssinia, tamarinds from Kordofan, our boat was filled with the loungers from the shore, and coils of rope made of the palm tree, were and we were consigned to the protection of some spread out on the wide landing-place. Under thirty Nubian sailors, who sprang on board of us tents there were Turks, lazily pusing away at their amid the most terrific din. As more men than we tchibouques, surrounded by the cargoes of slaves wanted came on board, it was necessary to make they had brought from Dougola, and were taking some selection, which the Sheikh promptly did by to Cairo. These slaves were all young, and mostly means of a koorbash or whip, which he laid about girls; and, as usual, we found them employed vari- || him with such vigour that we were soon left with ous ways in preparing their food. Some were our complement. Twenty were ordered to take bruising the doorah (a coarse kiod of grain) between their places at the oars, and in a minute they were two stones; another party was kneading it into all scated, two to each oar; and, as we shoved off, cakes, which a third was placing on the fire. They the men all joined their voices to the sound of the looked less miserable here than they did at Dou-|| darabookkeh or drum, and broke out into a loud gola; and, no doubt, relief from physical suffering, song, which they continued as long as they pulled. such as they endured in the desert, is sufficient to The day was calm, bright, and intensely hot; account for their improved appearance,
and the river lay about among the rocks like the
bends and reaches of some placid lake. We first moment became more and more energetic and the made for a narrow channel on our left, to avail our. anxious looks of the man at the helm, together selves of the current at its mouth, which we no
with the fear that something might go wrong, and sooner reached than in an instant our course was the hope that nothing would-made it one of the changed, and we were swept swiftly by some rocks | most exciting moments of my life; though, at the right into the middle of the stream, and from that same time, I felt great delight in seeing how galto the opposite side. Advantage was next taken of lantly the old boat was conducted through it all. another current, that was not long in carrying us Not when I had taken my first leap, and shouted again to the middle of the stream, and consider- | aloud as the brave animal that bore me sprang ably ahead of where we were before. Here we got like a deer through the air—not when, after a long among several small eddies that appeared to be steady aim, during which I almost forgot to drifting us back; for the men now raised their breathe for excitement, my first woodcock came voices with all their might, and stretched away tumbling head over heels to my feet--no, not then, with such a will that we could feel our boat, clumsy | nor ever before, did I feel anything like the almost and ill-suited as she was for pulling, bound beneath petrifying excitement of this scene. us at every stroke of the oars.
Sometimes the boat seemed to swerve, and would After pulling in this way for some time, we got for an instant appear to be making for the rocks into a wider part of the stream, that formed a kind before her; but a slight touch of the rudder would of basin into which a number of currents flowed, change her course again, and force her right on to all directing themselves to that part of the stream the very white crest of the waters, down which she which again contracted itself, and where the pent- held her mad course with a velocity that seemed up water shot like a rapid to the ledge over which like lightning. It seemed to me that, if by the it tumbles to form the cataract.
rarest guidance, we escaped from the ridges of Here evidently our boat was being guided through | rocks between which we were running, nothing an intricate channel, for in a moment the pilot be- | could possibly save us, at the rate we were going, came all energy and animation, now screaming from running stem on to the steep rocks that lined, with all his might to the man at the helm, and like a wall, the opposite side of the river, into enforcing what he said with the most violent ges. which the cataract fell. This, too, was escaped turus now casting a quick glance from the bow of by making a long sweep, which soon checked the the boat, where he stood, into the deep water below, | boat's way; and by the time we reached the rocks, and from that to some inarks or bearings by which she was almost motionless. he directed her dangerous course; and clad as he In a minute or two more, all the danger, the was in flowing white Turkish robes, ample turban, noise, and the tumult, were forgotten; the oars with a long white beard that reached low down his were out again, and we were pulling in smooth breast, and pouring out his unintelligible Arabic water, where wild fowl sat pluming themselves in from the very stem of the boat where he stood, he the sunshine; the sailors struck up the darabookseemed like some diviner, or prophet, that was keh again, and resumed their song; and the old lifting his voice with all his might, as if yet there Sheikh of the cataracts had his pipe already was time to save us from the destruction to which lighted, and, in long-drawn sighs, was soothing his we appeared to be fast hastening.
chafed spirits. There was a prolonged shout as the boatmen ceased pulling, which rose above the noise of the
SCENE ON THE NILE. waters all round. The Sheikh's voice became more We started from Esneh with a glorious breeze; shrill, which was answered in perfect screams from and although we had taken in one of our sails, the the man at the helm. Everywhere there appeared old boat, nevertheless, went bowling along in fine noise and confusion, and, apparently, nothing like style; and sometimes, when the wind freshened a order anywhere; but everything was understood ; | little, she would scud along with her gunwale and the boat, having great way on her, shot swiftly almost under water. As a fair wind is what is into the channel, that hurried her to the ledge. unceasingly prayed for, and is always made the For a little there was silence—the silence of sus- most of by voyagers up the Nile, our present state pense; the sound of the oars ceased together with ||of things was matter of rejoicing to all and sundry the song and the music of the darabook keh, and on board, excepting no less a person than our cook, every one appeared to be nerving himself for what in whom it only excited the liveliest disgust; and was to come. One would have almost thought | as he found his difficulties and perplexities increase that the boat herself paused, which arose, no doubt, with the breeze, apparently by way of consolation, from the sudden stopping of the oars. If it was so, he broke out into a running fire of the grimmest it was far less than a moment; for the rapid fairly | possible oaths, which he poured out not only on the taking her, she was dragged over the ledge, and into winds and waters, but on the boat, the fire, his the very middle of the boiling torrent, down which stewpans, the boat's crew, and, in short, on any she soon began to dash with the speed of a race- person or thing that came in his way. horse.
Certainly, the day had been a most disastrous The rapid descent—the foaming water, that she one for him, who was anything but a sea-cook; for, bounded through with a velocity far greater than ever since morning, misfortune had met him. His that of the torrent, making it rise up her sides, and fire had been put out twice by the water, that fairly sending it in perfect seas over her bows-with the swamped his pots, and made a well of his oven; shrill voice and gestures of the pilot, that every || he had broken dish after dish,--for every time