The Monsters Of The Deep; And Curiosities Of Ocean Life [tr., With Additions, From Les Monsters Marins, By W.H.D. Adams].

    This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...If the commander should undertake any copartnery fisheries, we promise to assist him, under the penalties above decreed for disobedience. "6. Wo promise to be content with the food which shall be given us by order of the commander, under the above-mentioned penalties. (453) 12 178 A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY WHALER. "7. If through shipwreck, or the length of the voyage, or any other unfortunate accident, it should happen that the provisions fail, we will be content with such a distribution of provisions as the commander shall order, under the above penalties. "8. We promise not to keep our fires, candles, wicks, &c, alight without the consent of the commander, under the above penalties. "9. The commander promises and engages to satisfy and recompense, according to the custom of the country from which the vessel sails, any one who shall chance to be injured in the vessel's defence. "10. Whosoever shall learn or discover any evil design against the vessel, &c, shall be held bound to denounce it, and shall be recompensed for his fidelity. "11. All cases omitted in the foregoing shall be decided according to the usages and customs of the sea. "Done at Hamburg, the.... day of the year 1671.". Let us return to our voyage. The Jonah, then, sailed from Gluckstadt on the 15th of April. On the 27th, it passed in sight of the island of Jan Mayen. It is necessary here to record that the Company, on the 26th of August 1633, had sent out, for the purpose of wintering in this island, some robust sailors. But when, in June 1634, a ship came to re-embark them, there were found only seven frozen corpses, and a pathetic, melancholy diary, terminating on the 30th of April, at which date four men were alive, but half devoured by scurvy....

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    Product : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...If the commander should undertake any copartnery fisheries, we promise to assist him, under the penalties above decreed for disobedience. "6. Wo promise to be content with the food which shall be given us by order of the commander, under the above-mentioned penalties. (453) 12 178 A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY WHALER. "7. If through shipwreck, or the length of the voyage, or any other unfortunate accident, it should happen that the provisions fail, we will be content with such a distribution of provisions as the commander shall order, under the above penalties. "8. We promise not to keep our fires, candles, wicks, &c, alight without the consent of the commander, under the above penalties. "9. The commander promises and engages to satisfy and recompense, according to the custom of the country from which the vessel sails, any one who shall chance to be injured in the vessel's defence. "10. Whosoever shall learn or discover any evil design against the vessel, &c, shall be held bound to denounce it, and shall be recompensed for his fidelity. "11. All cases omitted in the foregoing shall be decided according to the usages and customs of the sea. "Done at Hamburg, the.... day of the year 1671.". Let us return to our voyage. The Jonah, then, sailed from Gluckstadt on the 15th of April. On the 27th, it passed in sight of the island of Jan Mayen. It is necessary here to record that the Company, on the 26th of August 1633, had sent out, for the purpose of wintering in this island, some robust sailors. But when, in June 1634, a ship came to re-embark them, there were found only seven frozen corpses, and a pathetic, melancholy diary, terminating on the 30th of April, at which date four men were alive, but half devoured by scurvy....
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